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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

June 11, 2016

STATISTICS CANADA REPORTS MANITOBA HAS LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN CANADA


Report Shows Full Time Employment Up by 1,900 in April

Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade advises that according to Statistics Canada, Manitoba posted the lowest unemployment rate in the country in May.

Manitoba’s unemployment rate was down in May to 5.9 from 6.1 per cent in April, well below Canada’s rate of 6.9 per cent.  Manitoba is followed by Saskatchewan which had a rate of 6 per cent.

Full-time employment increased by 1,900 positions, while part-time employment increased by 1,100 positions.

Employment in the construction sector continued to increase with 4.9 per cent growth in 2016.

Employment in professional, scientific and technical services is up by 10.8 per cent so far this year.

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