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Canadian Unemployment at 5.6%

January 4 2019 - Statistics Canada reported that employment remained steady in December and unemployment also remained at 5.6%. This is the lowest rate since comparable data became available in 1976. Employment has increased by 163,000 over the year due entirely to full-time gains. Employment increased in Newfoundland and Labrador, but fell in Alberta, New Brunswick and PEI but was largely unchanged elsewhere.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 11.7% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 4.4% (British Columbia).

Rates for all the provinces were (previous month in brackets):

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 11.7% (12.2%)
  • Prince Edward Island 9.6% (8.5%)
  • Nova Scotia 7.1% (7.0%)
  • New Brunswick 8.4% (7.9%)
  • Quebec 5.5% (5.4%)
  • Ontario 5.4% (5.6%)
  • Manitoba 6.0% (5.7%)
  • Saskatchewan 5.6% (5.5%)
  • Alberta 6.4% (6.3%)
  • British Columbia 4.4% (4.4%)


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