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Canadian Unemployment at 6.2%

September 8 2017 - Statistics Canada reported that employment rose by 22,000 mostly part-time jobs in August, and the unemployment rate fell by 0.2% to 6.2%. Employment has increased by 374,000 over the year. Unemployment is at its lowest since October 2008. Employment increased in Ontario but fell in Nova Scotia and changed little in other provinces.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 14.7% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 4.9% (Manitoba).

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

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 14.7% (15.7%)
  • Prince Edward Island 8.8% (10.0%)
  • Nova Scotia 8.9% (7.9%)
  • New Brunswick 7.8% (6.5%)
  • Quebec 6.1% (5.8%)
  • Ontario 5.7% (6.1%)
  • Manitoba 4.9% (5.0%)
  • Saskatchewan 6.4% (6.6%)
  • Alberta 8.1% (7.8%)
  • British Columbia 5.1% (5.3%)




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