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A man walks past job seekers as they fill out job applications for recruiters during a job fair in New York, June 11, 2013.
A man walks past job seekers as they fill out job applications for recruiters during a job fair in New York, June 11, 2013.
(Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

DAVID PARKINSON

Skepticism over May jobs surge doesn’t add up

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Almost as soon as Canada’s near-record 95,000-job May employment surge was unveiled in Statistics Canada’s labour force survey last Friday, economists began dismissing the dramatic rise as unsustainable. Others have raised an even more damning possibility – maybe it’s just flat-out wrong.