Canada Unemployment (7.6%) January 2012
Unemployment in Canada ticked up in January 2012 to 7.6%. The near term low was in Q1-2008 when the rate dipped below 6%.
Employment increased in educational services; information, culture and recreation; and in "other services", such as personal and household services.
There were declines, however, in professional, scientific and technical services; and in finance, insurance, real estate and leasing.
History, Charts & Curated Readings
"History, real solemn history, I cannot be interested in.... I read it a little as a duty; but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all - it is very tiresome." Jane Austen spoken by Catherine Morland in 'Northanger Abbey'
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement; and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana Vol. I, Reason in Common Sense