04/10/2015 08:39 EDT | Updated 06/10/2015 03:59 EDT

NewsAlert: Canadian economy adds nearlly 29,000 jobs in March, defying forecasts

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the economy gained 29,000 jobs in March but the unemployment rate remained unchanged from last month at 6.8 per cent.

Economists had expected no new jobs would be created, according to Thomson Reuters.

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