Canadian Employment – March, 2019

Canadian employment posted a second straight month of strong growth, adding 56,000 jobs in February. Overall, total employment was up 2 per cent over the past 12 months, with gains concentrated in full-time work. The national unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 per cent.

In BC, employment grew by 3,600 jobs in February, most of which were full-time jobs.  On a year-over-year basis, employment was up 2.8 per cent. The provincial unemployment rate moved 0.2 points lower to 4.5 per cent, the lowest rate of unemployment in Canada.

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