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Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao presents the provincial budget at the legislature in Quebec City.
Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao presents the provincial budget at the legislature in Quebec City.
(JACQUES BOISSINOT/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

CLÉMENT GIGNAC

Latest jobs report a bad sign for Quebec's budget hopes

The July Labour Force Survey (LFS), which was published on Aug. 8 and revised last Friday, shows that the Canadian labour market is losing momentum.

Let’s be honest: Canada has enjoyed an enviable run through the recession, emerging as the most reliant member of the Group of Seven, but the Canadian ship seems to have less wind in its sails as of late. For the country as a whole, 41,700 jobs were added in July, a figure that hides the fact that full-time employment was down 18,100 in this month alone, and that all the added jobs are part-time.