--Solid Full-Time Gains More Than Offset By Part-Time Losses
--Labor Force Declines By 18,900
Ottawa (MNI) - Canadian employment declined by 19,700 in April, as
substantial gains in full-time employment were swamped by large falls in
part-time work, and the unemployment rate stayed at 6.8%, Statistics
Canada reported Friday.
Analysts surveyed by MNI had expected no change in employment from
the 17.9 million workers employed in March, and had seen a rise to
6.9% in the unemployment rate.
Part-time work fell by 66,500, its biggest drop since March 2011.
Full-time work employment increased by 46,900 jobs, the largest gain
since September last year. The nearly 20,000 drop in employment overall
was the largest monthly decline since August 2014.