Canada Jobless Rate Hits 3-Year High to 7.3 Percent

Montreal — Canada’s unemployment rate posted a surprise increase last month as the nation continues to struggle with the impact of lower oil prices. The unemployment rate climbed to 7.3 percent in February, the highest since March 2013, following a 7.2 percent rate a month earlier and up from as low 6.6 percent last year, Statistics Canada said Friday from Ottawa. Employers eliminated a net 2,300 jobs, including more than 50,000...

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