Canada sheds 20,000 jobs in April – Ontario’s job plan seems to involve hiring more Public Service cheque cashers

Among provinces, British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia posted drops in employment. Two provinces hit by the drop in oil prices – Alberta and Newfoundland – saw gains, though many economists expect their jobless rates will climb in the coming months.

Oh that’s okay Wynne will just hire more public sector employees…

From the comments…. ( The data used can be accessed here.)

Employment changes Apr.2014 vs Apr.2015 (data from Cansim table 282-0011)

public service – 1,294,500 vs 1,307,300 now – gain of 12,800
private sector – 4,478,600 vs 4,459,400 now – loss of 19,200
conclusion – definition of basket case in real life

Small wonder Wynne was elected:

The last election saw a total voter turnout of 4,885,493 or 51.3% of eligible voters.

Guess who was motivated to turn out, and guess who has the money to get out the vote.