There was a significant drop in the province's unemployment rate in December. Statistics Canada says the rate decreased from 12.3 per cent in November to 10.8 in December, as more than 19-hundred people found jobs. The number of full-time jobs was actually down a little, while the number of part-time jobs climbed by 23-hundred. The unemployment rate in December was down almost a full point from the same month a year ago.
Fredericton to shape budget 2014 through pre-budget consultation
Minister Jason Kenney and MP Keith Ashfield seek Canadians' views on how to continue to build a stronger, more prosperous Canada
FREDERICTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, and the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, today hosted a pre-budget consultation with business representatives and community leaders in Fredericton. The round table was one of several consultations in communities across the country in preparation for Economic Action Plan 2014.
State of New Brunswick focuses on natural resource development, job creation and innovation
FREDERICTON (GNB) ` Premier David Alward's state of the province address sent a strong message to New Brunswick business people and workers about the government's plan to create jobs in the oil and natural gas, forestry, and knowledge sectors.
`It is time to bring our greatest resource, our people, home to work, and we cannot do this without providing opportunities for our local businesses and for our workers,` said Alward. `We have a clear plan to create jobs by growing a domestic oil and natural gas industry in New Brunswick, re-establishing our forestry sector as a leader in North America, and planting the seeds for growth in our knowledge sectors that will drive our economy for generations.`