Canada generated 40,000 full-time jobs in December, bumping the national joblessness rate down a level to 7.1 % — its lowest point in 4 years, the govt figures agency said Friday.
Employment in transportation and warehousing rebounded to December 2011 levels.The construction industry also included jobs. But there were fewer employees in professional, scientific and technical services, as well as in natural resources and public administration, said Statistics Canada.
Overall, the non-public field gained countless jobs while there was small change in the public sector and among the self-employed. Men aged 25 to 54 filled the majority of the fresh jobs.
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