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QuickStats: Facts and figures about employment in Canada for April

OTTAWA – A quick look at April unemployment (previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 7.1 per cent (7.1)

Employment rate: 61.1 per cent (61.2)

Labour force participation rate: 65.8 per cent (65.9)

Number unemployed: 1,383,200 (1,384,900)

Number working: 18,041,400 (18,043,500)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 13.1 per cent (13.4)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.6 per cent (6.6)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.5 per cent (5.4)