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Canadian Unemployment at 10.2%

September 5 2020 - Statistics Canada reported that employment recovered by 246,000 in August, almost entirely in full-time jobs. However, compared with February, employment was down 5.7% (1.1 million people) in August. The unemployment rate fell by 0.7 points to 10.2%. It had reached 13.7% at its worst, compared with 5.6% in February.

Visit Statistics Canada's "Labour Force Survey in brief: Interactive app." to explore recent results from the Labour Survey.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 13.1% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 8.1% (Manitoba). (Quebec).

Rates for provinces were (previous month in brackets):

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 13.1% (15.6%)
  • Prince Edward Island 10.7% (11.7%)
  • Nova Scotia 10.3% (10.8%)
  • New Brunswick 9.4% (9.8%)
  • Quebec 8.7% (9.5%)
  • Ontario 10.6% (11.3%)
  • Manitoba 8.1% (8.2%)
  • Saskatchewan 7.9% (8.8%)
  • Alberta 11.8% (12.8%)
  • British Columbia 10.7% (11.1%)




Successful Onboarding

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The HR Answer Book

The HR Answer Book: An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Human Resources Professionals by Shawn A. Smith, Rebecca A. Mazin
  The HR Answer Book addresses 200 questions that every employer needs to deal with. Accessible and concise on-the-job companion.
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