Unemployment rate in Canada did not change in April

In April, unemployment in Canada was 5.8%, maintaining the level of March and coinciding with the forecasts of the analysts, official data show. Last month, the number of jobs in the Canadian economy fell by 1,000 after an increase of 32,300 in March. Analysts had predicted an increase of 20 thousand. Compared with April 2017, the number of employed people increased by 278 thousand, or by 1.5%. The employment of the population decreased from 65.5% to 65.4%. Reduction was observed in wholesale and retail trade, and construction. Employment in the public and private sectors did not change significantly. The number of self-employed citizens also remained unchanged. The number of people working in scientific and technical services, as well as in the field of nutrition increased.

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