Published: Sun, April 08, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Regional unemployment rate jumped to almost six percent in March

Regional unemployment rate jumped to almost six percent in March

The economy delivered 32,300 net new jobs last month as Canada generated a rush of full-time work that helped hold the national unemployment rate at a record low. It said that employment increased in the manufacturing, healthcare and mining sectors. Almost twice as many black Americans as white Americans are unemployed, as measured on a percentage basis.

February our jobless rate was 5.3 percent, down from 5.9 percent in January and 6.0 percent in December. The only rate that approached the high black unemployment rate was Hispanics, at 5.1%.

Economists say annual wage growth of at least 3 per cent is needed to lift inflation towards the Fed's 2 per cent target.There is hope that wage growth will accelerate in the second half of the year and allow the Fed to continue raising interest rates. The national unemployment rate increased from 5.9 percent in February to 6.2 percent last month. This figure is approximately what it was across the nation during the Great Depression.

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Wage growth improved from February, and the unemployment rate, at 4.1%, remained the lowest since 2000.

However, new figures from Statistics Canada state Medicine Hat-Lethbridge region has the highest unemployment rate outside the province's major cities at 6.5 per cent.

Though the economy likely slowed in the first three months of this year, the healthy pace of hiring indicates that employers anticipate solid customer demand for the rest of the year.

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The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) was little changed at 5.0 million in March.

Despite the slight change in the unemployment rate, the size of the island's labour force continued to fall to 53,700 from 54,700 in March 2017. These individuals, who would have preferred full-time employment, were working part time because their hours had been reduced or because they were unable to find full-time jobs.

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