OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 6, 2011) - Shortly after Statistics Canada releases its monthly Labour Force Survey on Friday, January 7, CLC President Ken Georgetti and Chief Economist Andrew Jackson will be available for comment to the media.

The survey released on January 7 will describe the workforce for December 2010. In November, the rate of unemployment fell minimally largely because many people, especially young workers, gave up looking for jobs and so were not counted as being in the labour force. The number of people in Canada working in manufacturing in November fell to its lowest level in decades. 

WHAT: Analysis, job numbers for December 2011
  Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey
WHEN: 7:30 a.m. and following
  Friday, January 7, 2011
WHO: Ken Georgetti, CLC President
  Andrew Jackson, Chief Economist

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.2 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils. Web site:

Contact Information: Andrew Jackson
Chief Economist
Dennis Gruending
Mobile: 613-878-6040