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Canadian Unemployment at 8.9%

November 6 2020 - Statistics Canada reported that employment recovered by 84,000 mostly full-time jobs in October. However, compared with February, employment was still down 3.3% (636,000 people) in October. Self-employment increased for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The unemployment rate fell marginally to 8.9%. It had reached 13.7% at its worst, compared with 5.6% in February.

Employment increased in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island during the month.

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 14.8% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 6.8% (Saskatchewan). (Quebec).

Rates for provinces were (previous month in brackets):

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 12.8% (14.8%)
  • Prince Edward Island 10.0% (10.1%)
  • Nova Scotia 8.7% (7.9%)
  • New Brunswick 10.1% (10.4%)
  • Quebec 7.7% (7.4%)
  • Ontario 9.6% (9.5%)
  • Manitoba 7.1% (7.0%)
  • Saskatchewan 6.4% (6.8%)
  • Alberta 10.7% (11.7%)
  • British Columbia 8.0% (8.4%)




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