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Canadian Unemployment at 6.5%

November 7 2014 - Statistics Canada reported that employment grew by 43,000 jobs in October. Unemployment fell to 6.5% - the lowest since November 2008. Employment is up by 182,000 compared with a year ago, mostly achieved in the last two months. Ontario, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island had improved figures while employment declined in New Brunswick.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 12.0% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 3.5% (Saskatchewan).

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

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 12.0% (12.7%)
  • Prince Edward Island 9.2% (9.5%)
  • Nova Scotia 8.6% (8.6%)
  • New Brunswick 9.3% (9.6%)
  • Quebec 7.7% (7.6%)
  • Ontario 6.5% (7.1%)
  • Manitoba 5.0% (5.3%)
  • Saskatchewan 3.5% (3.5%)
  • Alberta 4.5% (4.4%)
  • British Columbia 6.1% (6.1%)




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