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The Daily Thursday, April 18, 2024

Press Release

Employment Insurance, February 2024

The number of Canadians receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits was virtually unchanged in February and stood at 471,000.

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Monthly credit aggregates, February 2024

In February, the total credit liabilities of households grew by $10.1 billion (+0.3%) to reach $2,936.6 billion. Real estate secured debt, composed of both mortgage debt and home equity lines of credit, increased $8.3 billion (+0.4%). Household mortgage debt rose $7.7 billion (+0.4%), the strongest monthly growth since August 2023.

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Indigenous foster children living in private households: Rates and household characteristics

Among the 94 Calls to Action in the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada was the need for more data on Indigenous children in foster care to highlight and address the growing overrepresentation of Indigenous children in the child welfare system. This overrepresentation is rooted in a history of assimilationist policies which resulted in the forced removal of children from their families and communities and, in turn, their cultures and identities, creating long-term negative impacts. The Census of Population can offer some insight into the important issue of overrepresentation of Indigenous children within the child welfare system. Since 2011, “foster child” has been a response category within the household roster of the census questionnaire.

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Number of employees in the agriculture sector, 2022

Data from the Agriculture and Agri-Food Labour Statistics Program are now available for 2022.

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