Canada’s job market unexpectedly weakened for a second-straight month, registering the biggest drop in employment since 2009 and casting doubt on the resiliency of the domestic outlook. https://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/canadas-economy-loses-71200-jobs Signs of an impending recession in the country? Canada's labor force is about 20 million, so that represents 0.36 percent of the labor force. But this is by month, so if you multiplied that be 12 you'd get 4.3 percent, which would be huge - like the difference between a great economy and a big recession. In other words, this was only over one month, but if that type of change continued for a full year, it would easily be a big deal. When there's a change this fast in just a single month, and it's not due to a specific big company closing down, it's worth taking notice of. Also, for anyone who doesn't think 4.3 percent would be a big deal, consider that the unemployment rate is only an indicator and reflects on the rest of the economy. While that might only be 4.3 percent more actually unemployed, probably three or four times that number would typically face lower wages or less opportunities, it's not really just all about the ones who are actually unemployed. So, to sum it up, this is kind of trivial and yet kind of important at the same time.