The unemployment rate on P.E.I. fell from 12.1% to 11.6% in April, partly due the first drop in the size of the labour force since September.

The provincial economy did create some jobs, 200 full time and 100 part time. There were 200 fewer people looking for work in the province.

April marked an end to six consecutive months of workforce growth, which saw the number of people looking for work grow from 81,100 in September to a peak of 85,400 in March. Job growth was fairly steady through that period as well, but workforce growth meant the unemployment rate remained above 11 per cent.

The province set another record for number of jobs in April, with a total of 75,300.