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Statistics Canada reports that more than one million Canadians lost their job in the first month of the coronavirus pandemic, but the official figures don’t reflect the true impact on workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Official unemployment numbers don’t show the true crisis for workers affected by coronavirus

The difficulty governments have had in meeting the needs of Canadian workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis has exposed holes in our social safety net and the inadequacy of existing labour laws.
Supporting and empowering jobseekers has better results than the current “economic” approaches used by jobcentres up and down the country. BasPhoto/Shutterstock

To tackle unemployment, start by empowering jobseekers

Being out of work is hard: here's how psychology is helping to make the process of finding a job a little easier.

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