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Canada loses 129,000 jobs in January: StatsCan

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by man_slut, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. man_slut

    man_slut TRIBE Member


    Jobless rate surges to 7.2%

    Job losses worst on record

    Canada loses 129,000 jobs in January: StatsCan

  2. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    that sucks alot

  3. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    They're always in the last place you look.
  4. rod_g

    rod_g TRIBE Member

    In me knicka's?
  5. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    that's crazy, yet my work is still hiring:)
  6. Jeffsus

    Jeffsus TRIBE Member

    Yeah, here's a sad story.

    Russia lost a trillion rubles, and sold off their Fannie Mae stocks before it made a difference. And who's still in charge?

    Путин! is still in charge!

    PM? President? Whatever.


    A pop song idolising President Putin is making waves in Russia.

    DJs at two leading radio stations have been playing the song, but say they cannot be sure where it came from.

    President Putin, who is still riding high in the popularity stakes, is rapidly becoming a highly marketable commodity in Russia.

    But the Kremlin is not amused.

    I want a man like Putin
    One full of strength, who doesn't drink or offend
    And who won't run away

    A Man Like Putin

    "If only I could find a man like Putin," croons the female vocalist of pop band Singing Together.

    Fed up with a boyfriend who drinks and fights, she decides it is time for someone new, someone strong and true, like Vladimir Putin.

    A Man Like Putin has made the play lists of leading radio stations in Russia.

    Dynamite FM disc jockey Ira says the song is proving a real hit with the listeners.

    But despite its popularity, the tune is shrouded in mystery.

    The record does not appear to be on sale anywhere.

    Radio stations do not know where their copy came from.

    And the band, too, is a newcomer.

    Putin the brand

    It has all prompted suspicions that the song is official PR.

    Kremlin spin doctors worked hard to foster Mr Putin's image, and his approval rating now hovers around 70%.

    But what began as spin now appears to have taken on a life of its own.

    There are Putin watches, Putin kebabs, and even plans for a Putin tomato.

    The Russian president has declared his disapproval of what commentators call his rising cult status.

    But like it or not, the Putin label sells, and Putin pop looks like becoming the latest craze.

  7. basilisk

    basilisk TRIBE Member

  8. basilisk

    basilisk TRIBE Member

  9. Rajio

    Rajio Well-Known TRIBEr

  10. ED Larry

    ED Larry TRIBE Member

    Mine to... and at an extremely fast rate as well...
  11. basilisk

    basilisk TRIBE Member

    Bureau of "labor"? That's American then. It's a dramatic graph but it fails to account for overall growth of the workforce from 1990 to now (125 million then to 153 million in 2007 according to the BOLS web site).
  12. Rajio

    Rajio Well-Known TRIBEr

    yes it is only accounting for job losses in the usa.
  13. basilisk

    basilisk TRIBE Member

    All I meant is that the graph would be much more informative if those losses were expressed as a percentage of the overall workforce.
  14. basilisk

    basilisk TRIBE Member

  15. blueshrike

    blueshrike TRIBE Member

    Thats a pretty unpleasant story no matter which way you slice it. We (well they) haven't hit the bottom and we (well they) probably have a year or several years before the number of jobs begins to increase.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2009
  16. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    Have we looked under the sofa, or between the cushions?
    It's very likely that they're there.
  17. [- FuNKtiOn -]

    [- FuNKtiOn -] TRIBE Member

    well played.
  18. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    ‘Hyper-concentration’ of jobs seen in Toronto’s downtown

    A fundamental economic shift is “hyper-concentrating” new knowledge-economy jobs in Toronto’s downtown as traditional manufacturing employment evaporates across much of southern Ontario, according to a new report.

    The study, funded by the Ontario government, says the lopsided job growth is a permanent change, not a cyclical pattern. It warns Toronto’s transit system will be placed under further strain and argues smaller communities outside the city should seek to attract the jobs of the future, rather than cling to dying industries.

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