Canada Jobs Data Show Consumers Easing Oil Damage: Takeaways

Here are some key features of Statistics Canada’s report on the labor market for April, released Friday from Ottawa:

* The energy industry is still reeling from low prices, with the 2,100 nationwide job loss led by manufacturing and natural resources jobs. * Employment grew in consumer-related categories including retail, wholesale and accommodation and food services * British Columbia was the star province in the jobs report, with its jobless rate falling to the lowest in Canada for the first time in records back to 1976. The unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent on hiring in retail, health care, and construction

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