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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: more Canadians jobless

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: more Canadians jobless

Two million more Canadians lost their jobs in April, as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the economy.

The new figure increases job losses to 3million, according to Statistics Canada on Friday.

One million earlier suffered job losses in March.

The agency said the unemployment rate soared to 13 per cent.

It was the second-highest unemployment rate on record.

In March, unemployment rate was 7.8 per cent.

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