Canadian Employment (April 2024) - May, 2024

Canadian employment rose by 90,400, or 0.4 per cent, to 20.491 million in April. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.1 per cent. Average hourly wages rose 4.7 per cent year-over-year to $34.95 last month, while total hours worked were up 1.2 per cent from April of last year.

Employment in BC rose 0.8 per cent to 2.871 million, while employment in Metro Vancouver rose 0.7 per cent to 1.627 million in April. The unemployment rate fell 0.5 points in BC to 5 per cent while falling in Metro Vancouver by 0.3 points to 5.3 per cent last month. 


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