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Canadian Unemployment at 5.7%

August 9 2019 - Statistics Canada reported that employment held steady in July. However, unemployment rose by 0.2% to 5.7% as more people looked for work. Employment has increased by 353,000 over the year mainly due to full-time gains. Employment increased in Quebec and Prince Edward Island, while it fell in Alberta, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. It was largely unchanged elsewhere.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 12.8% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 4.3% (British Columbia).

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

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 12.8% (13.3%)
  • Prince Edward Island 8.4% (9.3%)
  • Nova Scotia 7.4% (6.6%)
  • New Brunswick 8.5% (7.8%)
  • Quebec 4.9% (4.9%)
  • Ontario 5.7% (5.4%)
  • Manitoba 5.8% (5.7%)
  • Saskatchewan 5.4% (5.1%)
  • Alberta 7.0% (6.6%)
  • British Columbia 4.4% (4.5%)


PHR / SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Kit
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