Canada's unemployment rate hits a four decade low

10.08.2018 09:12
By: Frank McGwire

Most Canadians landed part time jobs


Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - More Canadians went to work in July but most of the newly employed went to part time jobs.

The latest stats show the national unemployment rate is down to a four decade low.

According to Statistics Canada's latest labor force survey the July jobless rate was 5.8 per cent, down from six per cent the previous month.

The report says the country added 82,000 part-time positions last month while 28,000 full-time jobs were lost.

A closer look at the numbers shows the public sector made the biggest contribution to the July increase with 49,600 new jobs, while the private sector added 5,200 positions.