May 22nd, 2024

Statistics Canada to release April jobs report this morning

By The Canadian Press on May 10, 2024.

Statistics Canada building and signs are pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Statistics Canada is set to release its April labour force survey this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada is set to release its April labour force survey this morning.

Canada’s labour market has cooled significantly over the past year as high interest rates have filtered through the economy.

That’s led to a steady rise in the unemployment rate, which reached 6.1 per cent in March.

RBC says it expects the economy added a modest 15,000 jobs last month and no change in the unemployment rate.

The report will offer a final glimpse into labour market conditions ahead of the Bank of Canada’s interest rate decision next month.

The central bank will be looking to see whether wage growth, which has remained strong over the last year, has slowed down at all.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 10, 2024.

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