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August 10 to 16, 2008


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  1. Symbols
  2. Special requests ($)
  3. Schedule of LFS releases
  4. Latest LFS release in The Daily (free)
  5. Note of appreciation
  6. Standards of service to the public
  7. Copyright


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true zero or a value rounded to zero
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Schedule of LFS releases

Reference period - Week ending
Release date
January 19, 2008
February 8, 2008
February 16, 2008
March 7, 2008
March 15, 2008
April 4, 2008
April 19, 2008
May 9 2008
May 17, 2008
June 6, 2008
June 21, 2008
July 11, 2008
July 19, 2008
August 8, 2008
August 16, 2008
September 5, 2008
September 20, 2008
October 10, 2008
October 18, 2008
November 7, 2008
November 15, 2008
December 5, 2008
December 13, 2008
January 9, 2009

Latest LFS release in The Daily (free)

Note of appreciation

Canada owes the success of its statistical system to a long standing partnership between Statistics Canada, the citizens of Canada, its businesses, governments and other institutions. Accurate and timely statistical information could not be produced without their continued cooperation and goodwill.

Standards of service to the public

Statistics Canada is committed to serving its clients in a prompt, reliable and courteous manner. To this end, Statistics Canada has developed standards of service that its employees observe.


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© Minister of Industry, 2008

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September 2008

Catalogue no. 71-001-X

ISSN 1492-5478

Frequency: Monthly


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Labour Force Survey Program