Alberta leads the way in March's job growth
StatsCan reported almost 41,000 new jobs were added during the month of March across Canada, dropping the country's unemployment rate from 7.3% to 7.1%. Most surprisingly, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia were the big winners this month.
Alberta's unemployment rate fell from 7.9% to 7.1% as it created almost 19,000 jobs in March. However, the total number of hours worked in the province continues to fall. Saskatchewan's unemployment rate also fell from 6.5% to 6.2%.
Health care remains the fastest growing sector of the economy. Professional and technical services were also very strong in March. Manufacturing in Quebec, Ontario and BC remains stubbornly surprisingly weak.