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Canada’s unemployment is lower than we think
The unemployment rate is perhaps the most widely cited measure of labour market conditions and thus one of the chief indicators of economic prosperity. The official unemployment rates as published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and Statistics Canada, and discussed upon in the news, have seen in recent months a rising gap between Canada and the US, its key economic peer.
Big data could help Ontario make more evidence-based public policy
The use of big data in public policy is quickly catching on in urban regions. Big data is assisting public policies in those regions to become more responsive and cost effective.