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

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

Unemployment rate: 5.8 per cent (5.8)

Employment rate: 61.7 per cent (61.7)

Labour force participation rate: 65.5 per cent (65.5)

Number unemployed: 1,142,100 (1,144,300)

Number working: 18,604,800 (18,572,500)

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

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

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


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