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

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - A quick look at April unemployment (previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 6.9 per cent (6.9)

Employment rate: 61.5 per cent (61.7)

Labour force participation rate: 66.1 per cent (66.2)

Number unemployed: 1,328,600 (1,325,400)

Number working: 17,804,300 (17,833,200)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment: 13.4 per cent (13.6)

Men (25 plus) unemployment: 6.2 per cent (6.1)

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