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

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

Unemployment rate: 5.6 per cent (5.5)

Employment rate:  61.8 per cent (61.8)

Participation rate: 65.5 per cent (65.4)

Number unemployed: 1,133,800 (1,124,400)

Number working: 19,189,400 (19,159,100)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 10.3 per cent (10.3)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 4.9 per cent (4.9)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 4.7 per cent (4.6)

 

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

— Newfoundland and Labrador 12.0 per cent (11.9)

— Prince Edward Island 8.0 (7.5)

— Nova Scotia 7.8 (7.4)

— New Brunswick 6.9 (7.5)

— Quebec 4.5 (5.1)

— Ontario 5.5 (5.2)

— Manitoba 5.0 (5.1)

— Saskatchewan 6.2 (6.0)

— Alberta 7.2 (7.3)

— British Columbia 5.0 (4.5)