Canada adds jobs , unemployment rate falls to 5.9%

Canada: Canada added 63,000 jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate down 0.1 percentage points to 5.9 percent, according to government data Friday.

Most of the gains were made in Ontario and British Columbia provinces, and were mostly attributable to part-time hiring, said Statistics Canada.

More people worked in construction; finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing; public administration; and agriculture in the month, the agency said.

At the same time, employment fell in information, culture and recreation; and business, building and other support services.

Most of the jobs went to people aged 25 to 54 years.

CIBC Economics analyst Royce Mendes called the results a continuation of a “wild ride” in the job market that has far exceeded expectations.