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Canadian Unemployment at 7.1%
July 8 2016 - Statistics Canada reported that employment was unchanged in June and the unemployment rate
fell by 0.1% to 6.8% as fewer people were looking for work. Employment has increased by 108,000 over the year, mostly in part-time employment (+77,000). .
Employment increased in British Columbia, while other provinces experienced little change in June.
Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 12.0% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 5.9%
Rates for all the provinces were (previous month in brackets):
- Newfoundland and Labrador 12.0% (11.7%)
- Prince Edward Island 8.8% (8.3%)
- Nova Scotia 8.2% (8.3%)
- New Brunswick 10.3% (9.9%)
- Quebec 7.0% (7.1%)
- Ontario 6.4% (6.6%)
- Manitoba 6.1% (5.9%)
- Saskatchewan 6.1% (6.0%)
- Alberta 7.9% (7.8%)
- British Columbia 5.9% (6.1%)
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