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Canadian Unemployment at 7.0%

September 5 2014 - Statistics Canada reported that employment changed little in August and unemployment remained at 7.0%. Employment is up by 81,000 compared with a year ago - most of the growth being in part-time jobs. Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador lost jobs but New Brunswick and Nova Scotia gained while other provinces were little changed in August.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 13.5% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 4.2% (Saskatchewan).

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

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 13.5% (12.4%)
  • Prince Edward Island 10.0% (9.4%)
  • Nova Scotia 8.8% (9.4%)
  • New Brunswick 8.7% (10.0%)
  • Quebec 7.7% (8.1%)
  • Ontario 7.4% (7.5%)
  • Manitoba 5.5% (5.3%)
  • Saskatchewan 4.2% (3.3%)
  • Alberta 4.9% (4.7%)
  • British Columbia 6.1% (5.9%)

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