Unemployment rate in Windsor increases

Unemployment rate in Windsor increases

Unemployment rate in Windsor increases

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs bounced back in March as non-farm payrolls expanded by 196,000 as the unemployment rate held at 3.8%.

Technical services contributed 34,000 jobs while drinking and food establishment contributed 27,000.

The March unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, the same as in February.

Markets see a 68 percent probability the central bank will hike in July, which would make for its fourth rate increase over the course of a year.

February was revised up from the originally reported 20,000 jobs to 33,0000.

Economists had expected 170,000 jobs and the unemployment rate to remain unchanged.

Construction showed little change in March (up 16,000) but has increased by 246,000 over the past 12 months.

Stats Canada said in a year, there has been an increase of 9,200 full time jobs and 800 part time jobs.

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The lowest rate was in the Saint John and St. Stephen region, at 6.6 per cent, down from 7.8 per cent past year.

Canada's economy had added 290,000 jobs between August and February, the largest six-month increase since 2002.

People wait in line for resume critique and career assessment sessions at the 2014 Spring National Job Fair and Training Expo in Toronto, April 3, 2014. Physicians' offices boosted their numbers by 7,000 jobs, up 126% over the prior month, and dentists' offices added 5,100 jobs, up 96%.

By comparison, in 2000, when the unemployment rate averaged 4.0 percent, the percentage due to voluntary quits averaged 13.7 percent.

The numbers do not separate part-time from full-time employment and are based on a three month rolling average.

Health care added 49,000 jobs in March and 398,000 over the past 12 months.

Employment in other major industries, including mining, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, information, financial activities, and government, showed little change over the month. Employment is now 35,900 (0.2 percent) below year-ago levels.

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