On labour market performance, Ontario ranks 52nd of 60 North American jurisdictions.
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For the average private-sector employment rate, every province (except Alberta) performed worse than every American state.
A recent Supreme Court decision in the United States will allow workers in the government sector to decide whether they pay union dues or not.
Some businesses are reducing employee benefits and cutting work hours.
Health-care costs are expected to increase by 57 per cent by 2045.
The Atlantic provinces comprise four of the five lowest ranked Canadian and U.S. jurisdictions.
Higher taxes, rapid debt accumulation and soaring electricity costs have made Ontario less attractive for investment.
A 10 per cent increase in the minimum wage leads to up to a four per cent drop in teen employment.