Canada's Jobless Rate Falls to 8-Month Low in Jan.
Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- "Canada gained almost three times as many jobs as expected in January, led by part-time positions for youth, pushing the unemployment rate down to the lowest since September.
Employment rose by 43,000 last month, Statistics Canada said today in Ottawa, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.3%. The median forecast of 22 economists surveyed by Bloomberg was for a 15,000 gain in employment and a jobless rate of 8.5%."
MP: The unemployment rate in Canada has now declined three months in a row, and has decreased in four out of the last five months, reaching the lowest rate in January (8.3%) since April of 2009 (8%).