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Canada employment rises slightly

May 10 2013

Canadian employment rose by 12,500 jobs in April after declining in March, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. Canada's unemployment rate remained at 7.2 percent in April.

The number of full-time jobs in Canada increased by approximately 36,000 in April while the number of part-time jobs fell by 23,600.

Ontario added 3,800 jobs in April for total employment of almost 6.9 million. Ontario gained 17,600 full-time jobs and lost 13,800 part-time jobs during the month.

Ontario’s unemployment rate remained at 7.7 percent.

Saskatchewan posted the lowest jobless rate among all provinces at 4.0 percent in April. Alberta followed at 4.4 percent.

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