Canada says job data good, recovery will be lumpy

Tue May 15, 2012 5:39pm EDT
 
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - A recent Canadian jobs report was promising but the country's economic recovery is set to be uneven, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said on Tuesday.

Canada added 58,200 new jobs in April after a big gain of 82,300 in March, according to Statistics Canada.

"The job numbers are encouraging. I'm always cautious about monthly job numbers. It's been two good months but we know that we're likely to have a lumpy recovery," Flaherty told the Canadian Senate's banking committee.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)

 
Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty arrives to testify before the Commons finance committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 15, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Wattie