Yes, we saw job losses in December (yet no change to the unemployment rate). I'm sure you can read about that somewhere. The one nail I want to whack again is:
All of the employment losses in December were among employees in the private sector, leaving gains for this group of workers up a tepid 0.4% over the course of the year. Gains for the year were mostly in the public sector and self-employment.And predominately in the public sector, I might add. (110k public sector v. 22k self-employed.) This trend, which I've noted before, worries me. It's not a sign of a recession, and doesn't mean anything at all in the short run. However, it's clearly unsustainable over the longer run. One of the few worries I have about the Canadian economy as a whole.