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Preliminary estimates showed that overall unemployment in March 2016 was unchanged from December 2015. However, it declined for residents and citizens, largely due to a lower labour force participation rate among youths aged 15 to 24. Total employment grew in the first quarter of 2016, slower than the seasonally high growth in the fourth quarter of 2015 and a reversal from the declines a year ago in first quarter 2015. The number of layoffs fell from the previous quarter, but was still higher than a year ago.
For more information, please refer to the full Labour Market Advance Release First Quarter 2016 report.
Released on: 28 April 2016