National employment numbers for August from Statistics Canada, at a glance

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OTTAWA — A quick look at August employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 5.7 per cent (5.7)

Employment rate: 62.0 per cent (61.9)

Participation rate: 65.8 per cent (65.6)

Number unemployed: 1,160,100 (1,149,900)

Number working: 19,111,500 (19,030,400)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 11.5 per cent (11.4)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.1 per cent (5.1)

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

 

Here’s a quick glance at unemployment rates for August, by province

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

— Newfoundland and Labrador 13.1 per cent (12.8)

— Prince Edward Island 8.9 (8.4)

— Nova Scotia 7.9 (7.4)

— New Brunswick 8.6 (8.5)

— Quebec 4.7 (4.9)

— Ontario 5.6 (5.7)

— Manitoba 5.6 (5.8)

— Saskatchewan 5.1 (5.4)

— Alberta 7.2 (7.0)

— British Columbia 5.0 (4.4)