Canada adds 67,200 jobs with help from boost in part-time, self-employed work

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OTTAWA - The country's labour force beat expectations last month by gaining a healthy 67,200 net new jobs, with most of the increase concentrated in part-time and self-employed work, Statistics Canada said Friday.

Despite the surge, the agency's latest jobs survey said the national unemployment rate didn't budge — remaining seven per cent for the second straight month — as more people entered the workforce.

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