Canada loses 1,100 jobs in April

Jobless rate remains at 5.8 per cent
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/16/2018
Labour market, economy
Employment in the goods producing sector fell by 15,900 jobs, mostly in construction.
REUTERS/Chris Helgren

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's economy lost a net 1,100 jobs in April, all in part-time employment, Statistics Canada said on Friday.

The jobless rate remained at 5.8 per cent.

Employment in the goods producing sector fell by 15,900 jobs, mostly in construction.

The services sector gained 14,800 positions, mostly in professional, scientific and technical services, as well as accommodation and services.

 

April 2018

March 2018

Jobs gain/loss

-1,100

+32,300

Full-time

+28,800

+68,300

Part-time

-30,000

-35,900

Unemployment rate

5.8 per cent

5.8 per cent

Participation

65.4 per cent

65.5 per cent

Labour force

19.759 million

19.747 million

The average hourly wage was $27.66 in April, compared to $26.77 in April 2017, a 3.3 per cent change.

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