The country’s labour market received a surge in full-time and private-sector work last month that helped to drive down the national unemployment rate to 7.1 per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday.
The agency’s latest labour force survey said Canada generated 40,600 net new jobs in March, pushing down the national unemployment rate from 7.3 per cent in February.
It was the largest month-over-month increase since 43,100 jobs were added in October.
However, Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate continues to rise.
It rose to 6.2-percent in March, up from 5.9-percent in February.