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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