May 8, 2009
Canadian employment jumps in April
Canada's unemployment rate was unchanged at 8 percent in April, although employment grew by 36,000 jobs, Statistics Canada reported Friday.
The agency attributed the increase to more workers becoming self-employed and, despite the gain, overall employment has fallen by 321,000 since a peak in October 2008.
The employment gains in April occurred in information, culture and recreation; business, building and other support services; 'other services' and agriculture, the report said.
Employment was unchanged in manufacturing and construction.