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Canadian Unemployment at 7.1%

May 6 2016 - Statistics Canada reported that employment fell by 2,100 jobs in April and the unemployment rate remained at 7.1%. Employment has increased by 144,000 over the year with growth in full-time and part-time employment. . Employment fell in Alberta and Manitoba, but increased in British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick in April.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 12.5% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 5.8% (British Columbia).

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

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 12.5% (13.1%)
  • Prince Edward Island 11.5% (11.0%)
  • Nova Scotia 8.3% (9.1%)
  • New Brunswick 9.6% (10.2%)
  • Quebec 7.5% (7.5%)
  • Ontario 7.0% (6.8%)
  • Manitoba 6.1% (6.0%)
  • Saskatchewan 6.3% (6.2%)
  • Alberta 7.2% (7.1%)
  • British Columbia 5.8% (6.5%)

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