Last month U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose only 18,000, the weakest reading since September, the Labor Department said on Friday. This is well below economists’ expectations for a 90,000 rise.
Jobs growth in Canada for the same period was 28,400.
Unemployment percentage rates by province:
Nova Scotia 8.7
New Brunswick 9.6
British Columbia 7.3
For more on the Canadian employment market see the Vancouver Sun here: