- Unemployment Rate in Canada rose to 5.6% in February as expected.
- USD/CAD continues to cling to modest daily gains after the data.
“Employment was little changed in February (+30,000 or +0.2%), and the unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 5.6%,” Statistics Canada reported on Friday. The Unemployment Rate came in line with the market expectation and the Net Change in Employment (30K) beat the analysts’ estimate of +10K.
The labour market report from Canada doesn’t seem to be having a significant impact on the CAD’s performance. As of writing, the USD/CAD pair was up 0.1% on a daily basis at 1.3420.