Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 04/5/2013 8:30 AM | Comments: 0
Statistic Canada has revealed Canada’s unemployment picture was bleak in March, with 54,5000 fulltime, private sector jobs disappearing. The country’s unemployment rate was 7.2 per cent.
Manitoba’s unemployment rate was five per cent, up .1 per cent from February. In Winnipeg, the unemployment rate sat at 5.4 per cent.
The unemployment rates were highest in Newfoundland at 12.3 per cent and lowest in Saskatchewan at 3.9 per cent.
The national drop in jobs was unexpected and is the largest since February 2009. The only gain was in the less desirable self-employment category, where almost 39,000 Canadians created their own employment, likely an indication many could not find permanent work.
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Fruit bats could be transmitting Ebola: researcher
Ticket apology another blow
Heavy snow forecast for Interlake-Selkirk
Go bold or go home
Police probe Maryland St. stabbing
Pedestrian hurt in St Boniface accident
You want him to put on pants? Oh, bother
Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case
Fundraiser paid ex-MP's legal tab
Bothwell products conquer the empire
Raising the bridge at Morris
Back lanes take a back seat
From extras to centre stage
Arts council holding Bowman to his pledges