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

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OTTAWA — A quick look at Canada’s January employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

  • Unemployment rate: 9.4 per cent (8.8)
  • Employment rate: 58.6 per cent (59.3)
  • Participation rate: 64.7 per cent (65.0)
  • Number unemployed: 1,899,000 (1,773,900)
  • Number working: 18,272,000 (18,484,800)
  • Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 19.7 per cent (17.8)
  • Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 7.6 per cent (7.5)
  • Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 8.0 per cent (7.0)

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

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

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 12.8 per cent (12.6)
  • Prince Edward Island 7.9 per cent (9.9)
  • Nova Scotia 8.3 per cent (8.8)
  • New Brunswick 8.8 per cent (9.6)
  • Quebec 8.8 per cent (6.8)
  • Ontario 10.2 per cent (9.6)
  • Manitoba 8.0 per cent (8.3)
  • Saskatchewan 7.2 per cent (8.0)
  • Alberta 10.7 per cent (11.1)
  • British Columbia 8.0 per cent (7.2)