Canada has fewer jobs, lower unemployment rate: latest StatsCan numbers
The latest job numbers have been released from Statistics Canada. (file image)
Published Friday, February 8, 2013 8:42AM CST
Last Updated Friday, February 8, 2013 8:49AM CST
The latest numbers from Statistics Canada say we have fewer jobs nationally, and a lower unemployment rate.
Officials say nationwide, we lost jobs, but as even more people dropped out of the search for work, the jobless number went down.
Statistics Canada says we have a 7.0 per cent unemployment rate, down one basis point from the month before.
In Manitoba, the unemployment rate dipped 0.2 per cent from December, now sitting at 5.0.