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Calgary, AB, Canada / RTBN

If you’re in search of a job right now, both Canada and the U-S are providing opportunities to career seekers. However the statistics vary on how the two countries are doing.

Here in Canada, our unemployment rate decreased to 5.8 percent in February in comparison to 5.9 percent in January. That means the job market is snatching up all the right employees at the opportune times. Huffington Post reports that nearly 400,000 jobs are vacant here in Canada as of March 13th.

The U-S Labor Department says employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month. That’s the most on record dating back 17 years. The number of job openings soared to 645,000, the largest one-month increase in two-and-a-half years. The report shows that overall hiring in January increased by a much smaller amount than job openings, suggesting employers are having difficulty finding the workers they need. The U-S currently has an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent.

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