May 8 2020 11:42am

Coronavirus outbreak: Trudeau says bleak job numbers in Canada ‘tell us what we already knew’

Canada shed nearly two million jobs in April, as the novel coronavirus pandemic tore through the Canadian economy. That, on top of an employment drop of over one million in March, brings the total job losses since the start of the COVID-19 shutdown to over three million, Statistics Canada said on Friday. Speaking to reporters later that day, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that bad as they were, those numbers only “tell us what we already knew” during these “unprecedented” times.

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