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QuickStats: Facts and figures about employment in Canada in January

A quick look at January unemployment (previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 7.0 per cent (7.2)

Employment rate: 61.6 per cent (61.6)

Labour force participation rate: 66.3 per cent (66.4)

Number unemployed: 1,333,200 (1,383,500)

Number working: 17,797,300 (17,767,900)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment: per cent 13.9 (14.0)

Men (25 plus) unemployment: per cent 6.1 (6.4)

Women (25 plus) unemployment: per cent 5.4 (5.6)

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