Canada job growth continues, 19,400 jobs added last March 2017

Canada job growth continues, 19,400 jobs added last March 2017.

The jobs report seen strong with increases largely in full-time work and both manufacturing and construction adding employment. Statistics Canada said 18,400 full-time jobs and 1,000 part-time jobs were added.

Over the year, employment has increased by 276,000, or 1.5 per cent, with full-time work seeing the biggest gain.

The last six months have been successful for the Canada economy as unemployment rate at the end of March was down to 6.7 percent.

Canada’s Job Quick Review

End February End March
Employment rate (%) 61.4 61.5
Labour force participation rate (%) 65.8 65.9
Number working 18,288,600 18,308,000

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