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A quick glance at unemployment rates for October

Unemployment rates for Oct

The national unemployment rate was 5.5 per cent in October. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities. It cautions, however, that the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. Here are the jobless rates last month by city (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

— Kelowna, B.C. 4.1 (4.1)

— Abbotsford-Mission, B.C. 4.9 (5.0)

— Vancouver 5.0 (4.6)

— Victoria 3.2 (3.2)

— St. John's, N.L. 7.3 per cent (7.4)

— Halifax 5.9 (5.7)

— Moncton, N.B. 5.8 (5.5)

— Saint John, N.B. 7.7 (7.9)

— Saguenay, Que. 6.2 (6.2)

— Quebec 3.0 (3.0)

— Sherbrooke, Que. 5.8 (5.7)

— Trois-Rivieres, Que. 5.2 (5.6)

— Montreal 5.5 (5.5)

— Gatineau, Que. 4.5 (4.3)

— Ottawa 4.2 (4.4)

— Kingston, Ont. 5.9 (6.0)

— Peterborough, Ont. 4.5 (4.4)

— Oshawa, Ont. 5.3 (5.2)

— Toronto 5.7 (5.8)

— Hamilton, Ont. 4.8 (5.0)

— St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 5.5 (5.9)

— Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 5.4 (6.1)

— Brantford, Ont. 3.2 (3.6)

— Guelph, Ont. 5.7 (5.2)

— London, Ont. 6.2 (6.5)

— Windsor, Ont. 6.7 (6.2)

— Barrie, Ont. 5.6 (5.9)

— Sudbury, Ont. 6.2 (5.7)

— Thunder Bay, Ont. 5.5 (6.0)

— Winnipeg 5.2 (5.3)

— Regina 5.2 (5.7)

— Saskatoon 5.5 (5.8)

— Calgary 7.2 (7.1)

— Edmonton 7.1 (7.3)

Here are the jobless rates last month by province (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

— Newfoundland and Labrador 11.1 per cent (11.5)

— Prince Edward Island 8.4 (8.8)

— Nova Scotia 8.0 (7.2)

— New Brunswick 8.1 (8.3)

— Quebec 5.0 (4.8)

— Ontario 5.3 (5.3)

— Manitoba 5.3 (5.0)

— Saskatchewan 5.1 (5.3)

— Alberta 6.7 (6.6)

— British Columbia 4.7 (4.8)

A quick look at October employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 5.5 per cent (5.5)

Employment rate: 62.0 per cent (62.1)

Participation rate: 65.7 per cent (65.7)

Number unemployed: 1,122,700 (1,113,200)

Number working: 19,163,400 (19,165,200)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 11.3 per cent (11.9)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 4.7 per cent (4.5)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 4.4 per cent (4.3)



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