I generally don't pay much attention to the month-to-month changes in the provincial employment numbers, but there's something going on in Quebec.
And here are the changes expressed in terms of per cent changes from the peak:
Quebec employment peaked in May, and it has fallen by 2% in the seven months since then. To put this number into context, Canadian employment fell by 2.5% in the nine months following the October 2008 peak.
One or two months of bad numbers could be a statistical glitch. But a 2% drop in seven months is something for policy-makers in Quebec City - and maybe in Ottawa - to worry about.
I'm going to see what I can do to figure out what's going on.