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Hundreds line up for various booths at the The National Job Fair & Training Expo at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 2012. (J.P. MOCZULSKI For The Globe and Mail)
Hundreds line up for various booths at the The National Job Fair & Training Expo at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 2012. (J.P. MOCZULSKI For The Globe and Mail)

Where the jobs are, by province and cities Add to ...

A quick look at August unemployment (previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 7.3 per cent (7.3)

Number unemployed: 1,373,300 (1,377,000)

Number working: 17,513,600 (17,479,300)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment: 14.8 per cent (14.3)

Men (25 plus) unemployment: 6.3 per cent (6.4)

Women (25 plus) unemployment: 5.6 per cent (5.8)

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By Province

Canada’s national unemployment rate was 7.3 per cent in August. Here’s what happened provincially (previous month in brackets):

  • Newfoundland 12.7 (12.8)
  • Prince Edward Island 11.7 (10.2)
  • Nova Scotia 9.7 (9.4)
  • New Brunswick 10.4 (10.0)
  • Quebec 7.6 (7.6)
  • Ontario 8.0 (7.9)
  • Manitoba 5.4 (5.7)
  • Saskatchewan 4.4 (5.0)
  • Alberta 4.4 (4.6)
  • British Columbia 6.7 (7.0)

By city

Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities but cautions the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. (Previous month in brackets.)

  • St. John’s, N.L. 7.1 (7.1)
  • Halifax 6.5 (6.9)
  • Moncton, N.B. 7.0 (6.7)
  • Saint John, N.B. 9.0 (8.6)
  • Saguenay, Que. 6.8 (6.4)
  • Quebec 5.2 (5.1)
  • Sherbrooke, Que. 8.5 (8.2)
  • Trois-Rivieres, Que. 7.7 (8.2)
  • Montreal 8.4 (8.5)
  • Gatineau, Que. 5.9 (6.1)
  • Ottawa 6.4 (6.4)
  • Kingston, Ont. 6.6 (6.1)
  • Peterborough, Ont. 7.0 (7.4)
  • Oshawa, Ont. 8.49(8.4)
  • Toronto 8.5 (8.5)
  • Hamilton, Ont. 7.3 (7.5)
  • St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 8.5 (8.2)
  • Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 6.5 (7.1)
  • Brantford, Ont. 8.6 (7.7)
  • Guelph, Ont. 4.6 (4.5)
  • London, Ont. 8.6 (8.6)
  • Windsor, Ont. 9.2 (9.5)
  • Barrie, Ont. 8.8 (8.0)
  • Sudbury, Ont. 7.2 (7.3)
  • Thunder Bay, Ont. 6.3 (6.1)
  • Winnipeg 5.7 (5.4)
  • Regina 4.2 (4.1)
  • Saskatoon 5.3 (5.6)
  • Calgary 4.6 (4.7)
  • Edmonton 4.5 (4.5)
  • Kelowna, B.C. 4.1 (6.1)
  • Abbotsford, B.C. 7.3 (6.6)
  • Vancouver 6.8 (6.8)
  • Victoria 5.9 (5.6)

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