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Canadian Unemployment at 7.0%
September 9 2016 - Statistics Canada reported that employment rose by 26,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate
rose by 0.1% to 7.0% as more people were looking for work. Employment has increased by 77,000 over the year, all in part-time jobs.
Employment increased in Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador but fell in New Brunswick, while other provinces experienced little change in August.
Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 12.3% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 5.5%
Rates for all the provinces were (previous month in brackets):
- Newfoundland and Labrador 12.3% (12.8%)
- Prince Edward Island 12.1% (9.6%)
- Nova Scotia 8.5% (8.4%)
- New Brunswick 9.4% (9.7%)
- Quebec 7.1% (7.0%)
- Ontario 6.7% (6.4%)
- Manitoba 5.9% (6.2%)
- Saskatchewan 6.3% (6.3%)
- Alberta 8.4% (8.6%)
- British Columbia 5.5% (5.6%)
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