VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - August 30, 2017) - On Thursday, Aug. 31, just in time for Labour Day, the Fraser Institute will release a new study on labour market performance in North America.

Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States, 2017 ranks all 10 Canadian provinces and 50 American states on several labour-related indicators including job growth, unemployment and worker productivity.

The study provides numbers for each province over a three-year period.

News releases with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 5:00 a.m. (Eastern) on Aug. 31.

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Charles Lammam
Director, Fiscal Studies
Fraser Institute

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Bryn Weese
Media Relations Specialist
Fraser Institute
(604) 688-0221 ext. 589