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“Employment grew for a second consecutive month, up 56,000 in February, driven by gains in full-time work,” Statistics Canada reported on Friday.  

Key takeaways from the press release

  • The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8% as the number of people searching for work held steady.
  • In the 12 months to February, total employment grew by 369,000 or 2.0%, reflecting increases in both full- (+266,000) and part-time (+103,000) work.
  • Over the same period, total hours worked were virtually unchanged.