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QuickStats: Facts and figures about employment in Canada for March

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

Unemployment rate: 7.1 per cent (7.3)

Employment rate: 61.2 per cent (61.1)

Labour force participation rate: 65.9 per cent (65.9)

Number unemployed: 1,384,900 (1,410,400)

Number working: 18,043,500 (18,002,900)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 13.4 per cent (13.3)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.6 per cent (6.9)

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