According to Stats Canada “The unemployment rate rose unexpectedly to 7.2% in January 2016 from 7.1%” where it sat for the longest while up to the end of November 2015 and had been on a steady rise since that time. On average there are a great number of people job searching, therefore, this rise in unemployment which simply means there are more people facing unemployment. To the average person who is job searching these stats holds no weight, as the economic market has been less than favorable to the average income earner in more ways than one. Families have been barely surviving on one paycheck to make ends meet and with this uncertainty, these families experience emotions such as anger, depression, anxiety, or to the point of having relationship problems to name a few.
On the other hand various businesses have been shutting down due to a weak economy and the falling of the Canadian loonie to 74.0 cents against the American dollar which is experiencing a surge in their economy. How does these effect families? While it is true that unemployment insurance which the run of the mill Canadian must pay into on a monthly basis while they do have the security of a job, this money is paid back through unemployment on an incremental basis and this may only hold them for a little while to get over the initial crisis of being jobless, however, what happens when unemployment runs out and the family is again faced to job search along with the other 10,000 or more, many of who simply take jobs that are not in their field just to survive.
Situations such as these forces the average families into crises, there is a lot of negativity and anger which is expressed on both sides to the point that families go through their own crises just to make ends meet. Some families go through marital separation because of the stress these places on them, or even to the point of filing for divorce.
There is no doubt unemployment is difficult for anyone to experience whether it be individuals, couples or families, however, if you or your family is experiencing this life changing transition, you do not have to go through it alone, it helps to talk to someone and this is where you can reach out and contact C.S. Counselling Services at 416-409-8045 and speak with one of our counsellors. All calls are strictly confidential. We are easily situated within walking distance of the Brampton Hospital. Our counsellors are available to meet you at a location that is convenient to you both. The first 30 minutes are on us. C.S Counselling Services is located at #2250 Bovaird Dr. E., #607, Brampton, ON L6R 0W3.