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Canadian Unemployment at 7.0%

October 7 2016 - Statistics Canada reported that employment rose by 67,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate remained at 7.0% as more people were looking for work. Employment has increased by 139,000 over the year, mostly in part-time jobs. Employment increased in Alberta and New Brunswick, while other provinces experienced little change in September.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 13.6% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 5.5% (British Columbia).

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

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 13.6% (12.3%)
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  • Prince Edward Island 10.8% (12.1%)
  • Nova Scotia 8.1% (8.5%)
  • New Brunswick 9.3% (9.4%)
  • Quebec 6.9% (7.1%)
  • Ontario 6.6% (6.7%)
  • Manitoba 6.4% (5.9%)
  • Saskatchewan 6.8% (6.3%)
  • Alberta 8.5% (8.4%)
  • British Columbia 5.7% (5.5%)

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