In April, among the core-age population (25 to 54 years old), employment increased by 29,000, boosted by a rise for women (+20,000). Meantime, employment dropped by 23,000 for youth aged (15 to 24 years old) and was little changed among people aged 55 and over.
Employment went up in Manitoba (+4,100) and Nova Scotia (+2,700) while fell in Saskatchewan (-4,900). In Ontario, employment was steady while in Quebec and British Columbia there was almost no change.
There were more people working in professional, scientific and technical services (+21,000) and accommodation and food services (+17,000). On the other hand, jobs were shed in wholesale and retail trade (-22,000) and construction (-19,000).
The number of public and private sector employees and the number of self-employed workers were little changed in April.
On a year-over-year basis, employment rose by 278,000 (+1.5 percent), as the number of full-time workers jumped by 378,000 (+2.6 percent), while the part-time workers edged down by 100,000 (-2.8 percent).