Unemployment rate holding steady
at 7.4 per cent

Massive winter storm played havoc in Nova Scotia, P.E.I. as number of hours worked drop dramatically in the Maritimes
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or a second consecutive month, the unemployment rate has remained steady coming in at 7.4 per cent for February, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.

About 21,000 jobs were lost last month, something Statistics Canada attributed to weakness in part-time work following strong increases in full-time employment over the last five months.