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Canadian Unemployment at 7.0%

August 8 2014 - Statistics Canada reported that employment changed little in July but unemployment fell by 0.1% to 7.0% as fewer people joined the job market. Employment is up by 115,000 compared with a year ago - all the growth being in part-time jobs. Newfoundland and Labrador and Manitoba gained jobs but New Brunswick lost jobs while other provinces were little changed in July.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 11.9% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 3.3% (Saskatchewan).

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

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 11.9% (12.5%)
  • Prince Edward Island 9.4% (9.8%)
  • Nova Scotia 9.1% (8.7%)
  • New Brunswick 9.8% (9.6%)
  • Quebec 8.1% (8.1%)
  • Ontario 7.4% (7.5%)
  • Manitoba 5.1% (5.4%)
  • Saskatchewan 3.3% (3.9%)
  • Alberta 4.5% (4.9%)
  • British Columbia 6.1% (6.2%)




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