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Canadian Unemployment at 6.5%
July 7 2017 - Statistics Canada reported that employment rose by 45,000 mostly part-time jobs in June, and the unemployment rate
fell by 0.1% to 6.5%. Employment has increased by 351,000 over the year.
Employment increased in Quebec and British Columbia but changed little in other provinces.
Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 14.9% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 5.3%
Rates for all the provinces were (previous month in brackets):
- Newfoundland and Labrador 14.9% (14.8%)
- Prince Edward Island 10.2% (10.0%)
- Nova Scotia 8.8% (8.9%)
- New Brunswick 8.1% (8.4%)
- Quebec 6.0% (6.0%)
- Ontario 6.4% (6.5%)
- Manitoba 5.3% (5.3%)
- Saskatchewan 6.5% (6.3%)
- Alberta 7.4% (7.8%)
- British Columbia 5.1% (5.4%)
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