Unemployment in Canada fell in April to 5.7%

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In April, unemployment in Canada was 5.7%, dropping by 0.1 percentage points from March, official statistics show. The employment rate for the month increased by 106 thousand 500 people, and over the year it grew by 426 thousand. In percentage terms, growth was 2.3%. At the same time, the increase was recorded in both full-time and part-time employment. In most industries, an increase in employment was observed. Decline showed only professional, scientific and technical services. The increase in the number of workers was observed in both the private and public sectors. Employment among young people between the ages of 15 and 24 increased in April by 47 thousand. The unemployment rate in this category of Canadian citizens was 10.3%, noting the lowest value since 1976.

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