N.S. loses 11k full time jobs in April
Unemployment rate is now 9.2%
Almost 11,000 full time jobs were lost in Nova Scotia last month, Statistics Canada reported Friday.
Labour figures for April showed a jump in the number of part time workers, helping to offset the impact.
As a result, Statistics Canada reported that 5,500 fewer Nova Scotians were working, compared to March.
The province's unemployment rate is now 9.2%.
Nationally, the economy added 58,300 jobs, bringing full-time employment levels back to where they were in October 2008 at the time the recession was starting.
Part-time work accounted for the bulk of the employment growth nationally, with 41,100 positions added. About 17,200 full-time jobs were created across the country last month.