Economy grows by 36,000 jobs

Unemployment rate unchanged in April at 8 per cent
||Last Updated: 05/19/2009

After months of steady declines in employment, the number of jobs grew by 36,000 in April, according to Statistics Canada.

These new jobs, all full time and mostly in self-employment, helped keep the unemployment rate unchanged from March at eight per cent.

Employment gains were seen in the following industries: information, culture and recreation; business, building and other support services; "other services"; and agriculture.