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Labour force information
Not for release before 7 A.M. E.D.T. Friday, May 5, 2006
Week ending April 15, 2006


April 2006

Employment rose by an estimated 22,000 in April. At the same time, the unemployment rate edged up to 6.4% (+0.1 percentage points), still hovering around a thirty-year low. So far in 2006, employment is up 124,000 or 0.8%, double the pace of growth observed over the first four months of last year.

Chart 1Employment and unemployment rates, Canada, seasonally adjusted

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