Source: Jordan Press The Canadian Press, globalnews.ca, May 08, 2021

Nationally, losses were heavier in full-time than part-time work, with retail and young workers hit hardest.

Canada’s labour market lost 207,000 jobs last month as a spike in COVID-19 variant cases led to renewed public health restrictions and raised concerns about longer-term economic consequences from the pandemic.

The unemployment rate rose to 8.1 per cent from 7.5 per cent in March, Statistics Canada reported. It would have been 10.5 per cent had it included in calculations Canadians who wanted to work but didn’t search for a job.

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