May 9, 2011
Globe and May Blog “Economy Lab”

Tavia Grant

Canada’s jobless rate is subsiding from elevated levels during the recession for most demographic groups except one — recent immigrants.

As of last month, the unemployment rate for Canadian-born people was 6.2 per cent, down from the same month a year earlier when it was 6.7 per cent. The jobless rate for all immigrants declined to 8.8 per cent from 9.9 per cent in April of last year, according to numbers crunched by the Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative.

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Reference: Globe and Mail