The Canadian economy added 107,000 new jobs in April – the single greatest one-month jump in employment ever recorded since Statistics Canada began tracking this data in 1976. Those were the findings of the latest Labour Force Survey, released this morning.
Year-over-year, employment grew by 426,000 jobs – with more people working full-time (+248,000) as well as part-time (+179,000).
Last month’s gains brought the national unemployment rate down to 5.7 per cent.
There were 3,900 fewer people working in New Brunswick in April. The province lost 6,400 full-time jobs, but these were partially offset by gains of 2,500 part-time positions last month.
In other regions, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and Prince Edward Island all saw new jobs added in April.
Here’s a look at the unemployment rates by province (and jobs available right now on CareerBeacon)
Newfoundland and Labrador 11.5 per cent
[View jobs in NL]
Prince Edward Island 8.6 per cent
[Jobs in PEI]
Nova Scotia 6.9 per cent
[Jobs in Nova Scotia]
New Brunswick 8.0 per cent
[Available jobs in New Brunswick]
Quebec 4.9 per cent
[See jobs in Quebec]
Ontario 6.0 per cent
[Job opportunities in Ontario]
Manitoba 5.2 per cent
[Jobs in Manitoba]
Saskatchewan 5.4 per cent
[Jobs in Saskatchewan]
Alberta 6.7 per cent
[Available jobs in Alberta]
British Columbia 4.6 per cent
[See jobs in B.C.]
You can see read a detailed report from Statistics Canada here.