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Canada's national unemployment rate was 8.1 per cent in May. Here's what happened provincially (previous month in brackets):

Newfoundland 13.8 (15.0)

Prince Edward Island 10.7 (9.5)

Nova Scotia 8.7 (8.6)

New Brunswick 8.8 (8.5)

Quebec 8.0 (7.9)

Ontario 8.9 (8.8)

Manitoba 5.7 (4.9)

Saskatchewan 5.0 (5.2)

Alberta 6.6 (7.4)

British Columbia 7.5 (7.3)

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. 7.3 (7.6)

Halifax 5.8 (6.1)

Saint John, N.B. 7.1 (6.9)

Saguenay, Que. 7.7 (7.8)

Quebec 5.5 (4.7)

Trois-Rivieres, Que. 9.1 (9.4)

Sherbrooke, Que. 8.5 (8.5)

Montreal 8.8 (9.0)

Gatineau, Que. 6.3 (5.9)

Ottawa 6.0 (6.0)

Kingston, Ont. 5.5 (5.9)

Toronto 9.5 (9.5)

Hamilton 7.8 (7.7)

Kitchener, Ont. 8.2 (9.0)

London, Ont. 8.6 (8.8)

Oshawa, Ont. 9.6 (9.6)

St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 8.8 (9.3)

Sudbury, Ont. 8.9 (9.7)

Thunder Bay, Ont. 5.4 (6.1)

Windsor, Ont. 12.7 (12.6)

Winnipeg 5.7 (5.4)

Regina 4.8 (4.9)

Saskatoon 5.3 (5.0)

Calgary 7.7 (7.6)

Edmonton 7.4 (7.6)

Abbotsford, B.C. 7.9 (6.9)

Vancouver 7.5 (7.5)

Victoria 5.9 (6.5)