Here’s a quick glance at unemployment rates for July

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OTTAWA — Canada’s national unemployment rate was 5.7 per cent in July. Here are the jobless rates last month by province (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 12.8 per cent (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)

 

National Employment Numbers (numbers from the previous month in brackets)

  • Unemployment rate: 5.7 per cent (5.5)
  • Employment rate: 61.9 per cent (62.1)
  • Participation rate: 65.6 per cent (65.7)
  • Number unemployed: 1,149,900 (1,114,400)
  • Number working: 19,030,400 (19,054,600)
  • Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 11.4 per cent (10.7)
  • Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.1 per cent (5.1)
  • Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 4.4 per cent (4.2)