Statistics Canada says it has found an error in its July labour force statistics.
Numbers the agency released August 8 indicated the Canadian jobs market grew by just 200 jobs last month, far below expectations.
“This error impacts only the July 2014 estimates,” said Statistics Canada in a statement.
StatsCan says the source of the error has been identified and it will release corrected estimates on August 15.
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Statistics Canada also said it “takes this matter very seriously and is immediately launching a review of the data verification processes in place.”
A report on the results of the review will be published on the Statistics Canada website as soon as it is available.