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Canadian Unemployment at 7.1%
April 10 2016 - Statistics Canada reported that employment rose by 41,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate
fell by 0.2% to 7.1%. Employment has increased by 130,000 over the year with a growth in full-time employment. .
Employment rose in Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan in March but fell in Prince Edward Island.
Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 13.1% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 6.0%
Rates for all the provinces were (previous month in brackets):
- Newfoundland and Labrador 13.1% (14.1%)
- Prince Edward Island 11.0% (11.0%)
- Nova Scotia 9.1% (9.1%)
- New Brunswick 10.2% (9.9%)
- Quebec 7.5% (7.6%)
- Ontario 6.8% (6.8%)
- Manitoba 6.0% (6.0%)
- Saskatchewan 6.2% (5.9%)
- Alberta 7.1% (7.9%)
- British Columbia 6.5% (6.6%)
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