National employment numbers for April from Statistics Canada, at a glance

OTTAWA - A quick look at April employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 5.8 per cent (5.8)

Employment rate: 61.6 per cent (61.7)

Participation rate: 65.4 per cent (65.5)

Number unemployed: 1,155,000 (1,142,100)

Number working: 18,603,700 (18,604,800)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 11.1 per cent (10.9)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.3 per cent (5.1)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 4.6 per cent (4.8)


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