Ontario With The Biggest Gain
Ontario is the most populous province in Canada. With a population of over 14 million people, the province registered an impressive record performance during the labor force survey. The employment rate in the largest province in Canada increased by 47,000. Statistics Canada noted that the rise was caused by gains in part-time work by people in the 15-24 age bracket.
Quebec is another province that displayed great results in the employment rate. With a population of over 8 million, Quebec registered inspiring figures in April. Thirty-eight thousand new opportunities were recorded in the Eastern Canada province. The rate of unemployment reduced from 0.3 percent to 4.9 percent. Quebec’s percentage is the minimum figure documented since 1979 when Statistics Canada began collecting data of the same nature.
Alberta’s employment rate increased by 21,000 in April. One province, however, had negative results regarding employment increase. New Brunswick is the only province which registered a decrease in the employment rate. Every other province in Canada had a little change.
Employment gains were spread across the various industries were as follows.
Wholesale and retail trade with an increase of 32,000.
Construction reported a 29,000 increase.
Information, culture, and recreation registered 14,000 new opportunities.
Public administration had a 9,000 increase.
The employment rate in Agriculture rose by 7,000.