May 10 (Reuters) - Canada's economy added 12,500 jobs in April, entirely in full-time work, according to Statistics Canada data released on Friday.
April's employment increase was helped by job gains in the manufacturing and public administration sectors, but tempered by losses in transportation and warehousing and business services. The unemployment rate remained at 7.2 percent.
April 2013 March 2013
Jobs gain/loss +12,500 -54,500
full-time +36,000 -54,000
part-time -23,600 -400
Unemployment rate 7.2 pct 7.2 pct
Participation 66.5 pct 66.6 pct
Labor force 19.016 mln 19.017 mln
April 2013 April 2012 Pct change
Avg hourly wage C$24.91 C$24.22 +2.8
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