Retail jobs remained steady in March 2023, up a modest 2,700 jobs, or 0.1%, nationwide from February 2023 according to the latest Statistics Canada report.
Overall employment rose by 35,000 (0.2%) over the same time period while the unemployment rate held steady at 5.0%.
Retail employment saw stark increases in several key provinces, including British Columbia and Manitoba. To get a holistic, province-by-province look at retail jobs in Canada, check out RCC’s Retail Pulse Dashboard.
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