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Canadian job gains: Are you seeing an economic upswing in your community?

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By CBC News

Canada's unemployment rate slipped 0.1 percentage points in April to 7.6 per cent as the economy added 58,300 jobs, Statistics Canada reported Friday.

With the gain, full-time employment has returned to its level in October 2008, when the recession was starting.

Part-time work accounted for the bulk of the employment growth, with 41,100 positions added. About 17,200 full-time jobs were created last month.

April's job-creation numbers topped the 22,500 that economists had been expecting.


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