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Unemployment rate hits lowest rate since October 2008

Employment was little changed in April, while the unemployment rate declined 0.2 percentage points to 6.5%, the lowest rate since October 2008, Statistics Canada reports.

According to the report:

  • Compared with 12 months earlier, there were 276,000 (+1.5%) more people employed and the unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower.
  • Employment rose in British Columbia and Prince Edward Island, while it was virtually unchanged in the other provinces.
  • Public sector employment increased in April, while the number of private sector employees fell. Self-employment was little changed.

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