Canada gains 17,500 jobs in October, jobless rate rises to 5.7%

Toronto, Nov. 3 (BNA): Canada’s economy gained a net 17,500 jobs in October, entirely in part-time work, and the jobless rate rose to 5.7%, Statistics Canada data showed on Friday.


According to Reuters, employment in the goods producing sector grew by a net 7,500 jobs, largely in construction. The services sector was up by a net 10,000 positions, mostly in information, culture and recreation, as well as health care and social assistance.


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