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Canadian Unemployment at 7.1%
January 8 2016 - Statistics Canada reported that employment rose by 23,000 jobs (mostly for the over-55s) in December.
Employment is up by 158,000 compared with a year ago, an increase of 0.9%. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.1%
Employment rose in Ontario but fell in Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador as well as Prince Edward Island.
Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 14.4% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 5.5%
Rates for all the provinces were (previous month in brackets):
- Newfoundland and Labrador 14.4% (13.0%)
- Prince Edward Island 9.7% (10.4%)
- Nova Scotia 8.6% (8.6%)
- New Brunswick 8.9% (8.7%)
- Quebec 7.8% (7.5%)
- Ontario 6.7% (6.9%)
- Manitoba 5.9% (6.1%)
- Saskatchewan 5.5% (5.5%)
- Alberta 7.0% (7.0%)
- British Columbia 6.7% (6.2%)
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