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Canada adds 35,000 jobs in March

By Brad Perry Apr 6, 2023 | 10:10 AM

Canada’s unemployment rate remained at five per cent in March, according to Statistics Canada.

It marked the fourth consecutive month that the rate was just above the record low of 4.9 per cent.

According to the latest labour force survey, released Thursday, the province added 35,000 jobs in March.

Gains were concentrated among private sector employees, with little change in the number of public sector employees and self-employed workers.

StatCan said employment was up in three industries, led by transportation and warehousing.

Employment in business, building and other support services was also up, along with finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing.

At the same time, employment declined in construction and natural resources, and was little changed in health care and social assistance.

Statistics Canada said a drop in the number of women aged 55 to 64 working partially offset gains in the previous month. Overall, employment was unchanged among women and rose among men.

At look at some of the provincial numbers

New Brunswick gained 6,100 full-time jobs and lost 4,200 part-time positions for a net increase of 1,500.

StatCan said that caused the unemployment rate to drop 0.5 percentage points to 5.8 per cent.

A loss of 5,900 full-time jobs in Nova Scotia was partially offset by 5,100 new part-time positions, for a net decrease of 900 jobs.

The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.7 per cent, according to StatCan.

Prince Edward Island gained 1,700 jobs as the unemployment rate drop to 6.6 per cent from 7.3 per cent the previous month.

In Ontario, the province added 21,400 full-time jobs but lost 12,500 part-time positions for a net increase of 21,400.

Like Nova Scotia, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.1 per cent.

The full report can be found on Statistics Canada’s website.


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