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BCREA Economics Now talks about Canadian Employment on May 9, 2013:


Canadian employment was little changed in April, increasing by 12,500 following a decline in March. The level of Canadian employment has grown just under 1 per cent over the past 12 months while the unemployment rate remains at 7.2 per cent.

The BC economy added 9,500 jobs in April, with an impressive 17,500 new full-time positions partially offset by a decline in part-time work. The jump in full-time jobs helped to recover some of the 22,400 full-time jobs lost March. The provincial unemployment rate declined 0.6 points to 6.4 per cent. Through April, employment has been flat compared to last year, though we anticipate job growth to accelerate in the second half of 2013.


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