The latest jobs numbers from Statistics Canada show a dismal job creation record over the past year, particularly in the private sector. On average, over the past twelve months, there are 2,000 fewer employed Manitobans, and 3,200 fewer Manitobans working in the non-government sector. “The NDP’s high tax agenda is costing us jobs,” said Opposition Leader Brian Pallister.
“The NDP likes to pretend that higher taxes somehow create jobs, but the numbers show that our economy has shed thousands of jobs over this past year.”
Private sector jobs are of particular concern as there have been 3,200 net jobs lost in that sector over the last year compared to the year before.
“It should come as no surprise that job creating businesses do not thrive under the high tax and wasteful spending environment the NDP has foisted upon the province,” Pallister said.
Over the past 12 months, there was an average of 632,000 jobs in Manitoba. The previous 12 month period had 2,000 more jobs at 634,000. Over the same period, when looking at only private sector employment, there were 3,200 fewer jobs over the last year compared to the year before.