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Canadian Unemployment at 6.5%

July 7 2017 - Statistics Canada reported that employment rose by 45,000 mostly part-time jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell by 0.1% to 6.5%. Employment has increased by 351,000 over the year. Employment increased in Quebec and British Columbia but changed little in other provinces.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 14.9% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 5.3% (Manitoba).

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

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 14.9% (14.8%)
  • Prince Edward Island 10.2% (10.0%)
  • Nova Scotia 8.8% (8.9%)
  • New Brunswick 8.1% (8.4%)
  • Quebec 6.0% (6.0%)
  • Ontario 6.4% (6.5%)
  • Manitoba 5.3% (5.3%)
  • Saskatchewan 6.5% (6.3%)
  • Alberta 7.4% (7.8%)
  • British Columbia 5.1% (5.4%)

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