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Employment in manufacturing increased in May: Labour Force Survey

Published by Stephanie Brooks on June 08, 2012

Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for May 2012 shows an increase in employment for manufacturing, educational services, retail and wholesale trade, and agriculture.

While employment increased among men aged 25 and over, the overall employment rate remained the same. The unemployment rate, likewise, remained unchanged, at about seven per cent.

Provincially, employment rose in Alberta and New Brunswick, while it fell in Prince Edward Island. There was little change in the other provinces.

Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased one per cent, or 203,000. Almost all of this growth was in full-time work, up 192,000. The total number of hours worked rose 1.3 per cent over the same period.

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