Canada’s economic system added 62,000 jobs final month, which is healthier than economists had been anticipating, nevertheless it’s additionally the bottom whole for the reason that labour market restoration from COVID-19 started in Could.
Statistics Canada reported Friday that the jobless price ticked down 4 foundation factors to eight.5 per cent. That is down from a peak of 13.7 per cent in Could, however nonetheless nicely above the 5.6 per cent price seen in February, earlier than the pandemic.
Canada misplaced greater than one million jobs in March and one other two million in April, earlier than the job market began to get better in Could. In response to Statscan, greater than 19.1 million Canadians aged 15 or over had some kind of job in February. Final month, that determine stood at simply over 18.6 million.
There are at present 1.7 million folks in Canada formally categorized as unemployed, which implies they wish to work however cannot discover any. Roughly one quarter of them — 443,000 folks — have been out of labor for greater than half a 12 months.
Manitoba misplaced 18,000 jobs final month. In Quebec, Saskatchewan and Alberta the quantity held flat, whereas it rose all over the place else.
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