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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% (Manitoba).

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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