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Canadian Unemployment at 5.7%

May 10 2019 - Statistics Canada reported that employment rose by 107,000 in April due to gains in part-time youth jobs. Unemployment fell by 0.1% to 5.7%. Employment has increased by 426,000 over the year due to part-time and full-time gains. Employment increased in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and Prince Edward Island but fell in New Brunswick. It was largely unchanged elsewhere.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 11.7% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 4.6% (British Columbia).

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

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 11.7% (11.5%)
  • Prince Edward Island 8.6% (8.9%)
  • Nova Scotia 6.9% (6.2%)
  • New Brunswick 8.0% (7.9%)
  • Quebec 4.9% (5.2%)
  • Ontario 6.0% (5.9%)
  • Manitoba 5.2% (5.0%)
  • Saskatchewan 5.4% (4.9%)
  • Alberta 6.7% (6.9%)
  • British Columbia 4.6% (4.7%)


PHR / SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Kit
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