Employment and Unemployment by Province and Age, July 2012

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/13/2012

Labour Force (000s)

Employment (000s)

Unemployment (000s)

Unemployment Rate

(%)

Change from Previous Month

Unemployment Rate, July 2011 (%)

Newfoundland and Labrador

260.5

227.2

33.3

12.8

down 0.2

12.2

Prince Edward Island

82.0

73.6

8.4

10.2

down 1.1

11.4

Nova Scotia

503.0

455.5

47.5

9.4

down 0.2

9.5

New Brunswick

392.9

353.7

39.2

10.0

up 0.5

10.2

Quebec

4,281.4

3,956.8

324.6

7.6

down 0.1

7.2

Ontario

7,374.7

6,792.6

582.1

7.9

up 0.2

7.6

Manitoba

662.9

625.0

37.9

5.7

up 0.5

5.7

Saskatchewan

565.9

537.4

28.5

5.0

up 0.1

4.9

Alberta

2,253.0

2,150.0

103.0

4.6

unchanged

5.5

British Columbia

2,480.1

2,307.7

172.4

7.0

up 0.4

7.3

All Canada

Age 15 to 24

2,831.9

2,427.9

404.1

14.3

down 0.5

14.2

25 to 54

12,617.9

11,852.8

765.2

6.1

up 0.3

6.0

25+, men

8,503.5

7,963.2

540.3

6.4

up 0.3

6.2

25+, women

7,521.0

7,088.3

432.7

5.8

up 0.3

5.8

Total

18,856.4

17,479.3

1,377.0

7.3

up 0.1

7.3

Three-Month Average Unemployment Rates for Economic Regions

Region

2012

2011

Region

2012

2011

Avalon Peninsula

8.4

8.2

Hamilton/Niagara Peninsula

7.6

6.9

Halifax

6.9

6.4

London

8.1

9.3

Capitale-Nationale

5.4

4.8

Windsor/Sarnia

9.1

8.5

Montérégie

5.3

6.6

Northeast Ontario

6.0

8.5

Montréal

9.9

9.1

Winnipeg

5.8

6.1

Laval

8.1

6.3

Regina/Moose Mountain

3.8

4.7

Lanaudière

6.3

7.2

Saskatoon/Biggar

5.5

5.1

Laurentides

6.4

7.6

Calgary

4.7

5.7

Ottawa

6.5

6.4

Edmonton

4.3

5.4

Kingston/Pembroke

7.6

8.3

Vancouver Island and Coast

6.1

8.0

Toronto

9.4

8.9

Lower Mainland/Southwest

7.0

7.1

Kitchener/Waterloo/Barrie

6.7

6.7

Thompson/Okanagan

6.2

7.4

Source: Statistics Canada, Aug. 10, 2012

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