Friday, May 08, 2015

BC Lost 28,700 Net Jobs In April


This Canadian Press article published by Huffington Post reports that Canada added 46,900 full-time positions and lost 66,500 part-time jobs between March and April. The nation's unemployment rate held steady at 6.8%.

Alberta added 12.500 net jobs even though the energy sector lost 3.500 positions. The energy sector had 17.200 fewer jobs compared with one year ago representing a 9.5% loss.

BC lost 28.700 jobs last month and saw unemployment increase from 6.3% to 5.8% in the previous month.

The youth unemployment rate (15 - 24) climbed from 13.0% in March to 13.6% in April.

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