In March, among the core-aged population (25 to 54 years old), employment increased for women (+26,000) and decreased for men (-22,000). At the same time, employment was up for youth aged 15 to 24 (+18,000), and was little changed for people 55 years and older.
Employment rose in Quebec (+16,000) and Saskatchewan (+4,200), while there was little change in the other provinces, such as Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.
There were more people working in construction (+18,300), public administration (+11,900) and agriculture (+8,100).
The number of public sector employees edged up (+19,600), while the number of private sector employees and self-employed held steady.
On a year-over-year basis, total employment rose by 296,000 (+1.6 percent), with the number of full-time workers increasing by 335,000 (+2.3 percent). Over the same period, total hours worked grew by 2.2 percent.