Slight increase in the unemployment rate in Quebec in May

Employment in Quebec was little changed in May after declining in April and, due to more people participating in the labor market, the unemployment rate rose by 0.

Slight increase in the unemployment rate in Quebec in May

Employment in Quebec was little changed in May after declining in April and, due to more people participating in the labor market, the unemployment rate rose by 0.3 percentage points to reach 4 .2%. Domestically, it fell slightly to 5.1%.

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This is what Statistics Canada announced on Friday when it unveiled its “Labour Force Survey”.

Thus, in la belle province, the federal agency notes that the drop recorded in part-time work has been offset by full-time jobs.

The province had 4,384,600 people in employment last month, up 5,100, or 0.1% from April 2022.

Domestically, employment increased by 40,000 (0.2%) in May.

"The increase in employment was mainly attributable to the increase in full-time work among young women and women of the core working age," said Statistics Canada in a press release.

She points out that the increase in jobs has been seen particularly in wholesale and retail trade, as well as in Alberta.

In Ontario, employment and the unemployment rate (5.5%) remained stable for a second consecutive month in May.

Average hourly wages rose 3.9% ($1.18 to $31.12) from a year earlier, according to the federal agency.

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