Windsor's Unemployment Rate Edges Up

Windsor's unemployment rate is up slightly.

It hit 5.2% in March, up from 4.9% in February.

The economy delivered 32,300 net new jobs last month as Canada generated a rush of full-time work that helped hold the national unemployment rate at a record low.

Statistics Canada says the jobless rate stayed at 5.8% in March for a second consecutive month _ and for the third time since December _ to match its lowest level since the agency started measuring the indicator in 1976.

The agency says the labour force produced 68,300 full-time positions last month and shed 35,900 part-time jobs.

However, the survey shows that 19,600 of the new employee positions were created in the public sector, while the number of private-sector workers declined by 7,000.