Nova Scotia

N.S. loses 11k full time jobs in April

Almost 11,000 full time jobs were lost in Nova Scotia last month, Statistics Canada reported Friday.

Unemployment rate is now 9.2%

Nova Scotia's unemployment rate is now 9.2%. (CBC)

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.

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