Unemployment at 4.5% in February

Unemployment at 4.5% in February

The province's unemployment rate is tied for the third lowest in the country with Qubec, trailing Ontario at 5.5 and British Columbia at 4.7.

The rate for Medicine Hat - Lethbridge was 6.9 per cent, an increase of three tenths of a point. St. John's had the highest rate with 8.5 per cent, followed by Calgary with 7.9 per cent. Poor economists considered and data on wage growth, as the growth rate decreased from 3.3% in January to 3.1% in February.

The labour market in Canada added a total of about 15 000 jobs in February, less than expected, but enough to reduce the unemployment rate to 5.8%.

February's gains in Canada were all in the part-time sector, which added 54,700 positions, while the full-time sector shed 39,300 jobs.

Provincially, B.C. unemployment sat at 4.9 per cent in February as full-time job declines were offset by part-time increases, according to Stats Canada.

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For February, the report also found that average hourly wage growth, which has been scrutinized by the Bank of Canada ahead of interest-rate decisions, stayed solid at 3.1 per cent.

In January, Ohio employment in goods-producing industries, at 921,500, increased 1,300 over the month; gains in construction (+2,600) and mining/logging (+100) outweighed losses in manufacturing (-1,400).

Donald underlined a couple of key indicators from the jobs report: The upward trend for hours worked, which suggests continued strong demand for labour in the economy as well as average wage growth that's still hovering around three per cent, suggesting more Canadians are benefiting from the healthier market.

Compared with 12 months earlier, the overall job market added 282,500 positions for an increase of 1.5 per cent - and all of that year-over-year growth came from full-time work.

Only Victoria saw an unemployment hike in the province last month with a half-percent jump to 4.4 per cent from 3.9 in January.

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