Canada employment rose 39.8k in May, above expectation of 28.5k. Full time work rose 135k while part time jobs dropped -96k. Services producing jobs rose 81k while goods-producing jobs dropped -41.
Unemployment rate dropped form 5.2% to 5.1%, below expectation of 5.2%. That’s a new record low. Total hours worked rose 5.1% yoy. Average hourly wages rose 3.9% yoy.