National employment numbers for March from Statistics Canada, at a glance

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OTTAWA — A quick look at March employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 7.8 per cent (5.6)

Employment rate: 58.5 per cent (61.8)

Participation rate: 63.5 per cent (65.5)

Number unemployed: 1,547,000 (1,133,800)

Number working: 18,178,700 (19,189,400)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 16.8 per cent (10.3)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.9 per cent (4.9)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 7.1 per cent (4.7)

 

Here are the jobless rates last month by province (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

— Newfoundland and Labrador 11.7 per cent (12.0)

— Prince Edward Island 8.6 (8.0)

— Nova Scotia 9.0 (7.8)

— New Brunswick 8.8 (6.9)

— Quebec 8.1 (4.5)

— Ontario 7.6 (5.5)

— Manitoba 6.4 (5.0)

— Saskatchewan 7.3 (6.2)

— Alberta 8.7 (7.2)

— British Columbia 7.2 (5.0)