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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%
Rates for all the provinces were (previous month in brackets):
- Newfoundland and Labrador 13.6% (12.3%) 7
- 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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