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OTTAWA, Ont. -- Fleets beware, you may soon have a tougher time filling your trucks according to the latest informa...


OTTAWA, Ont. — Fleets beware, you may soon have a tougher time filling your trucks according to the latest information from Statistics Canada.

The national help-wanted index is climbing again having increased slightly to 127.6 in June. This represented a 0.6 pen cent gain over May.

This is the fifth consecutive month of small increases following 15 months of declines.

The turnaround in the has been led by Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, with most other provinces following suit in more recent months.

The largest month-to-month increases were in Alberta (+2.1 per cent), Prince Edward Island (+2.0 per cent) and B.C. (+1.9 per cent), with five provinces remaining virtually flat. Manitoba was the only province to register a slight decline (-0.4 per cent).


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