Canada's employment growth leads G7 countries: StatsCan

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||Last Updated: 03/14/2008

Canada's job market has been outpacing that of all other G7 countries since 2001, according to Statistics Canada.

New data from the 2006 census shows that from 2001 to 2006, Canada's employment rate grew an average of 1.7 per cent each year, the highest among G7 countries. Italy, which came in second, had an average growth rate of 1.2 per cent.

Alberta's oil and gas industries and British Columbia's construction industry accounted for one-third of the employment growth.