- Todd Korol/Reuters
Canada’s jobs report was a slam dunk.
The Canadian labor market added 40,600 jobs in March, crushing expectations.
Additionally, the unemployment rate fell to 7.1% from February’s 7.3%.
Economists were forecasting that 10,000 jobs were added and that the unemployment rate held steady at 7.3%.
Data under the hood showed that Canada added 35,300 full-time jobs and 5,300 part-time jobs.
The Canadian dollar was stronger by as much as 1.1% at 1.3010 per dollar after the report around 8:35 a.m. ET.