Statistics Canada now says the economy created 42,000 jobs in July, not 200 as was stated in its report last week.

The revised figures show that there were just 18,000 full-time jobs last month, down from the 60,000 that were previously reported. The number of part-time positions that were created remains unchanged at 60,000.

The agency released the revised numbers on Friday after an error was “detected in the processing” of the Labour Force Survey release. StatsCan says the error impacts only the July 2014 estimates.

In the 12 months to July, employment increased by 157,000, or 0.9%, with most of the growth in part-time work.

In July, employment increased among people ages 25 to 54 and youths ages 15 to 24, while it fell among people age 55 and over.

Provincially, employment increased in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador, while it declined in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

In July, there were more people employed in educational services and in information, culture and recreation. At the same time, employment declined in construction as well as healthcare and social assistance.

Private sector employment increased in July, while the number of self-employed declined.

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Robert in Vancouver:

Will anyone at StatsCan lose their job or even be scolded over this major mistake?

Not a chance.

These useless people are totally insulated from reality by gov’t unions. They have lifetime jobs and benefits that all of us normal people pay for but can only dream about.

It wasn’t always like this.

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