Canadian Unemployment Rates for April Are Out (Numbers by Province) - Narcity

Canadian Unemployment Rates for April Are Out (Numbers by Province)

Ontario has increased in unemployment.

Canada’s national unemployment rate was 5.8 per cent in April. 

Here are the jobless rates last month by province (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 14.5 per cent (14.2)
  • Prince Edward Island 11.2 (10.3)
  • Nova Scotia 6.7 (7.4)
  • New Brunswick 8.0 (8.0)
  • Quebec 5.4 (5.6)
  • Ontario 5.6 (5.5)
  • Manitoba 6.1 (6.2)
  • Saskatchewan 6.3 (5.8)
  • Alberta 6.7 (6.3)
  • British Columbia 5.0 (4.7)

Here's a quick look at April employment nationally (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

  • Unemployment rate: 5.8 per cent (5.8)
  • Employment rate: 61.6 per cent (61.7)
  • Participation rate: 65.4 per cent (65.5)
  • Number unemployed: 1,155,000 (1,142,100)
  • Number working: 18,603,700 (18,604,800)
  • Youth (15−24 years) unemployment rate: 11.1 per cent (10.9)
  • Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.3 per cent (5.1)
  • Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 4.6 per cent (4.8)
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