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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% (British Columbia).

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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