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Canadian Unemployment at 6.9%
January 6 2017 - Statistics Canada reported that employment rose by 54,000 jobs in December but the unemployment rate
increased by 0.1% to 6.9% as more people were looking for work. Employment has increased by 214,000 over the year, with full-time jobs featuring in December.
Employment increased in Quebec and British Columbia while other provinces experienced little change in December.
Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 14.9% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 5.8%
Rates for all the provinces were (previous month in brackets):
- Newfoundland and Labrador 14.9% (14.3%) 7
- Prince Edward Island 10.7% (10.8%)
- Nova Scotia 8.3% (8.0%)
- New Brunswick 9.4% (8.7%)
- Quebec 6.6% (6.2%)
- Ontario 6.4% (6.3%)
- Manitoba 6.3% (6.2%)
- Saskatchewan 6.5% (6.8%)
- Alberta 8.5% (9.0%)
- British Columbia 5.8% (6.1%)
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