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

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OTTAWA — Canada’s national unemployment rate was 13.7 per cent in May. Here is a quick look at Canada’s May employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

  • Unemployment rate: 13.7 per cent (13.0)
  • Employment rate: 52.9 per cent (52.1)
  • Participation rate: 61.4 per cent (59.8)
  • Number unemployed: 2,619,200 (2,418,300)
  • Number working: 16,474,500 (16,184,900)
  • Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 29.4 per cent (27.2)
  • Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 11.1 per cent (10.8)
  • Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 11.8 per cent (11.3)

 

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

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 16.3 per cent (16.0)
  • Prince Edward Island 13.9 per cent (10.8)
  • Nova Scotia 13.6 per cent (12.0)
  • New Brunswick 12.8 per cent (13.2)
  • Quebec 13.7 per cent (17.0)
  • Ontario 13.6 per cent (11.3)
  • Manitoba 11.2 per cent (11.4)
  • Saskatchewan 12.5 per cent (11.3)
  • Alberta 15.5 per cent (13.4)
  • British Columbia 13.4 per cent (11.5)