The unemployment rate in Canada rose to 6%

In June, the unemployment rate in Canada rose to 6% from 5.8% in May, the statistics showed. Analysts did not expect a change in the May level, which had stayed in the country for four months in a row. The number of jobs increased by 31 thousand 800, while economists had expected an increase of 20 thousand. Despite the increase in the number of jobs, unemployment increased by 0.2%, as the number of job seekers increased. Compared with June last year, the number of employed grew by 215 thousand, or by 1.2%. The growth of employment in June was 65.5% compared to a rise of 65.3% a month earlier. The growth of employment was observed in construction and production, the decrease was noted in the sphere of public catering and agriculture.

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