Joblessness in urban areas fell to 9.4% in January-March
The unemployment rate in urban areas in the January-March quarter of 2020-21 was 9.4%, lower than the 10.3% recorded in the October-December quarter of the previous year, data showed on Thursday. The rate cooled down after being in double digits for the past three quarters.
Q2 GDP growth at 8.4%, government sees double-digit rise in FY22
The country’s economy grew by 8.4% in the July-September quarter, broadly in line with expectations, led by a steady farm sector and double-digit expansion in public administration, defence and other services as the impact of the base effect waned and weighed on the overall numbers.
Stricter norms for int'l passengers to be effective from Tuesday midnight
The strict norms for arriving international passengers, especially from 'at-risk' countries, will come into effect from Tuesday midnight and authorities are stepping their vigil for effective surveillance amid mounting concerns over the emergence of the Covid variant Omicron.
New caller ID law now in place to help fight wave of spam and spoof calls
News/Business: Canada's telecommunications regulator is bringing in new laws that will force phone companies to do a better job of identifying who is calling, to help users inundated by nuisance phone calls from telemarketers.