POLITICS

QuickStats: Facts and figures about employment in Canada in month of April

05/08/2015 08:49 EDT | Updated 05/08/2016 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - A quick look at April unemployment (previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 6.8 per cent (6.8)

Employment rate: 61.3 per cent (61.4)

Labour force participation rate: 65.8 per cent (65.9)

Number unemployed: 1,310,200 (1,309,300)

Number working: 17,894,900 (17,914,600)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 13.6 per cent (13.0)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.0 per cent (6.0)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.3 per cent (5.4)