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Canadian Unemployment at 5.3%

April 8 2022 - Statistics Canada reported that employment rose by 73,000 jobs in March. The over-50 group were predominant in these gains. Employment rose in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Self-employment was 215,000 below pre-Covid (February 2020) levels.

The unemployment rate fell by 0.2% to 5.3% in March - the lowest since records began in 1976. It had reached 13.7% at its worst in May 2020, compared with 5.6% in February 2020.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 12.9% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 4.1% (Quebec). (Quebec).

Rates for provinces were (previous month in brackets):

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 12.9% (12.3%)
  • Prince Edward Island 8.1% (9.0%)
  • Nova Scotia 6.5% (6.6%)
  • New Brunswick 7.7% (7.9%)
  • Quebec 4.1% (4.5%)
  • Ontario 5.3% (5.5%)
  • Manitoba 5.3% (4.8%)
  • Saskatchewan 5.0% (4.8%)
  • Alberta 6.5% (6.8%)
  • British Columbia 5.1% (4.9%)




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