Canada’s economy added 28,700 new jobs in March. According to Statistics Canada report
released on Friday, most of the job gains were in part-time jobs.
The jobless rate was unchanged at 6.8 per cent.
Canada’s economy lost 28,000 full-time jobs during the month, but that was offset by an increase in 57,000 part-time positions.
Statistics Canada numbers also show the Manitoba economy churned out 19,200 new jobs from March of last year to March of this year, for a year-over-year growth rate of 3.1 per cent.
Manitoba and Saskatchewan were the only two provinces to post significant job gains in March. The Manitoba economy generated 6,100 new jobs — 2,600 full-time and 3,500 part-time positions — while Saskatchewan added 7,000.
The Statistics Canada data show 14,900 of the new jobs added over the last year were services-sector jobs and 4,300 were in the goods-producing sector.