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Alberta’s unemployment rate hit 13 per cent in April

Alberta’s unemployment rate skyrocketed in April after non-essential businesses were forced to close amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The province lost 243,800 jobs in April, bringing the unemployment rate to 13.4 per cent, up from 8.7 per cent in March, according to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey released May 8. The only two provinces with higher…

Canada added 30,300 jobs in February, unemployment rate 5.6 per cent

OTTAWA – The unemployment rate in Canada nudged up a tenth of a percentage point to 5.6 per cent as the economy added 30,300 net new jobs in February, Statistics Canada said Friday. The agency said the gain was led by Quebec, which posted its third consecutive month of job gains. Quebec saw its unemployment…