Canadian employment declined by 29,000 jobs in April and the national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.9 per cent. Since the beginning of 2014, the Canadian economy has added an average of 9,100 jobs per month.
After gaining an impressive 18,300 jobs in March, the BC economy shed 3,700 jobs in April. The provincial unemployment rate remained at an over 5-year low of 5.8 per cent. Total employment in the province is up 0.5 per cent in 2014 following a 0.2 per cent decline in 2013.