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QuickStats: Facts and figures about employment in Canada in month of March

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

Unemployment rate: 6.8 per cent (6.8)

Employment rate: 61.4 per cent (61.3)

Labour force participation rate: 65.9 per cent (65.8)

Number unemployed: 1,309,300 (1,311,700)

Number working: 17,914,600 (17,885,900)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 13.0 per cent (13.3)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.0 per cent (6.2)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.4 per cent (5.2)