Jobless rate Canada: 6.3, Windsor: 9.4
Let's see... shall we worry about art for the South Windsor Art Gallery located at the E C Row underpass, or plant a few more trees for tourists when they pass through our city or perhaps we might think about less important things like fixing the road to the border with the $300 million BIF money we are sitting on and creating infrastructure jobs!
- "Jobless rate falls to 32-year low of 6.3 per cent
Updated Fri. Apr. 7 2006 12:36 PM ETCTV.ca News Staff
A rise in the number of full time jobs in Canada last month helped bump the nation's jobless rate to a 32-year low.
The jobless rate fell slightly from 6.4 per cent in February to 6.3 in March, as 51,000 new jobs were created in Canada's economy.
Analysts had expected only 21,000 new jobs in March.
The unemployment rate in Canada has been dropping in recent months, improving on a 30-year low reported by Statistics Canada late last year.
"The vast majority of the 44,000 of them were in fact full time jobs, and those are the kind we like because you get paid more, you get more benefits and more job security from those," said Linda Sims, CTV's business editor.
Statistics Canada said the most recent numbers reflect a pattern.
"This continues the long-term trend toward full-time employment growth in this country," said the agency, noting that part-time employment has remained around the same level for the past three years...
Overall, the majority of the nation's job gains in March were reported in Ontario, where the construction and service-based industries have experienced strong growth, overshadowing a steady decline in manufacturing throughout the past 12 months...
Ontario's March employment gains bring the province's total to 115,000 new jobs in the past 12 months...
Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities -- but cautions the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. (Previous month in brackets)
St. John's, N.L. 8.8 (8.7)
Halifax 5.0 (5.1)
Saint John, N.B. 5.7 (5.6)
Saguenay, Que. 7.8 (7.6)
Quebec 5.5 (5.2)
Trois-Rivieres, Que. 9.1 (8.8)
Sherbrooke, Que. 8.3 (7.6)
Montreal 9.4 (9.6)
Gatineau, Que. 5.7 (5.5)
Ottawa 5.0 (5.0)
Kingston, Ont. 6.1 (5.6)
Toronto 6.7 (6.7)
Hamilton 5.5 (5.8)
Kitchener, Ont. 5.2 (5.3)
London, Ont. 6.0 (6.2)
Oshawa, Ont. 6.5 (6.7)
St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 6.7 (6.8)
Sudbury, Ont. 8.2 (7.7)
Thunder Bay, Ont. 7.4 (6.9)
Windsor, Ont. 9.4 (8.9)
Winnipeg 4.5 (4.3)
Regina 4.9 (4.9)
Saskatoon 5.4 (5.6)
Calgary 3.4 (4.0)
Edmonton 3.7 (4.0)
Abbotsford, B.C. 4.4 (4.6)
Vancouver 4.8 (4.9)
Victoria 3.8 (4.0)"