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Canada Adds 12,500 Jobs in April as Manufacturers Hire

Canadian employment rose in line with economist forecasts in April as manufacturers added the most jobs in 11 months, adding to evidence of a modest expansion.

Employment rose by 12,500 and the jobless rate was unchanged at 7.2 percent, Statistics Canada said today in Ottawa. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg News projected a 15,000 job gain and 7.2 percent unemployment, according to median forecasts.