The Canadian economy added 37,000 jobs in January as unemployment fell to 5.7%.

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Canada’s economy added 37,000 jobs in January as unemployment fell to 5.7 per cent, the first decline since December 2022, according to a report released Friday from Statistics Canada.

Unemployment falls for the first time since December 2022

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An employee is photographed in an office at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, on Thursday, March 30, 2023. Canada’s economy added 37,000 jobs in January as unemployment fell to 5.7 per cent, the first decline since December 2022, according to a Friday report from Statistics Canada. . (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Canada’s economy added 37,000 jobs in January as unemployment fell to 5.7 per cent, the first decline since December 2022, according to a report released Friday from Statistics Canada.

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Jenna Benchetrit is a senior writer in the business content unit at CBC News. It also covered entertainment and educational stories. A Montreal native based in Toronto, Gina holds a master’s degree in journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University. You can reach her at [email protected].

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