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Unemployment rate rose to 6.7%

Employment was little changed in March (+19,000 or +0.1%), while the unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.7% as more people searched for work, Statistics Canada reported on April 7, 2014.

The highlights of the report are:

  • In the first quarter of 2017, employment gains totalled 83,000 or 0.5%. Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased by 276,000 (+1.5%), mostly in full-time work. Over the same period, the total number of hours worked rose 0.7%.
  • In March, employment increased for men aged 25 to 54, while there was little change among other demographic groups.
  • Employment rose in Alberta, Nova Scotia and Manitoba. At the same time, employment fell in Saskatchewan, while it was relatively stable in the remaining provinces. Quebec and Ontario each had an unemployment rate of 6.4%.

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