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Unemployment rate declined to 6.6%

Employment was little changed in February (+15,000 or +0.1%) and In the 12 months to February, employment rose by 288,000 (+1.6%), with most of the gains occurring since July 2016, Statistics Canada reported.

The highlights of the report are:

  • The number of people working part time fell by an estimated 90,000 in February.
  • From January to February, employment increased among core-aged women (25 to 54 years old) and men aged 55 and older.
  • Provincially, employment rose in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
  • In February, the number of people working full time increased by 53,000 in Ontario.
  • In February, more people were employed in wholesale and retail trade, public administration, and in transportation and warehousing.

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