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Canadian employment rose by 95,000 jobs in May following little change in April, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent in May from 7.2 percent in April.
The number of full-time jobs in Canada increased by approximately 76,700 in May while the number of part-time jobs increased by 18,200.
Ontario added 50,600 jobs in May for total employment of almost 6.9 million. Ontario gained 87,600 full-time jobs and lost 37,000 part-time jobs during the month. Ontario’s unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent in May from 7.7 percent in April.
Saskatchewan posted the lowest unemployment rate among all provinces at 4.5 percent in May. Alberta followed at 4.8 percent.