May 19th, 2024

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


By The Canadian Press on May 10, 2024.

OTTAWA – A quick look at Canada’s April employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 6.1 per cent (6.1)

Employment rate: 61.4 per cent (61.4)

Participation rate: 65.4 per cent (65.3)

Number unemployed: 1,337,400 (1,320,300)

Number working: 20,491,100 (20,400,700)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 12.8 per cent (12.6)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.2 per cent (5.3)

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

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 10, 2024.

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