employment shot up by +106,000 jobs in April, and the nation’s unemployment rate declined to 5.7%,

construction employment, grew in April with a +29,000 jobs advance. Year-to-date monthly is  at +3,000.

manufacturing employment in April increased by +5,000 jobs. Manufacturing’s monthly payroll  last year’s was -6,000.

there are now 1.2 manufacturing jobs to every one construction job.

employment in Ontario sits at 6 percent for unemployment, with most gains in the part time work of youth.

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