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Good jobs creation and low unemployment rates are pivotal to GDP growth and construction activity.

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Canada: Month-to-month Total Employment Change

For April, Quebec & B.C. were the only provinces to record unemployment rates lower than the Canada-wide figure (8.1%) and y/y jobs increases higher than the country-wide performance (+15.4%). Ontario's labour market is at the back of the pack on both fronts.

Latest data point is for April, 2021.

Source: Household Survey, Statistics Canada / Chart: ConstructConnect – CanaData.