The Canadian economy lost 7.2 thousand jobs in March of 2019, after creating 55.9 thousand in the previous month, while markets were expecting it to create 1 thousand jobs. It is the first drop in employment since August, mostly full-time positions (-6.400) and, to a lesser extent, part-time roles (-900). Employment increased in Saskatchewan (+3,900), New Brunswick (+3,100) and Prince Edward Island (+2,000), while it was little changed in the remaining provinces. More people were working in the finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing industry (+13,000), and in public administration (+9,600). Meantime, employment declined in health care and social assistance (-20,000); in business, building and other support services (-14,000); and in accommodation and food services (-13,000). The number of employees held steady in March in both the public and private sectors. Self-employment was also virtually unchanged. Employment Change in Canada averaged 17.93 Thousand from 1976 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 94 Thousand in March of 2012 and a record low of -124.80 Thousand in January of 2009.