Unemployment Rate, December 2010

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/20/2011

Employment and Unemployment by Province and Age

Labour Force (000s)

Employment (000s)

Unemployment (000s)

Unemployment Rate

(%)

Change from Previous Month

Unemployment Rate, December 2009 (%)

Newfoundland and Labrador

263.0

227.1

35.9

13.7

down 0.1

15.2

Prince Edward Island

80.4

70.7

9.6

11.9

down 0.6

10.8

Nova Scotia

501.2

449.1

52.1

10.4

up 0.8

9.6

New Brunswick

400.5

362.8

37.7

9.4

down 0.9

8.9

Québec

4,285.5

3,960.2

325.4

7.6

down 0.3

8.4

Ontario

7,303.5

6,712.9

590.7

8.1

down 0.1

9.2

Manitoba

654.4

620.2

34.2

5.2

up 0.1

5.8

Saskatchewan

557.5

527.0

30.6

5.5

unchanged

4.8

Alberta

2,135.1

2,016.4

118.7

5.6

unchanged

6.6

British Columbia

2,492.9

2,303.6

189.3

7.6

up 0.7

8.3

All Canada

Age 15 to 24

2,824.8

2,433.9

390.9

13.8

up 0.2

16.0

25 to 54

12,638.0

11,812.6

825.4

6.5

down 0.2

7.1

25+, men

8,414.7

7,844.7

570.0

6.8

down 0.1

8.0

25+, women

7,434.6

6,971.3

463.3

6.2

down 0.1

6.0

Total

18,674.0

17,249.9

1,424.1

7.6

unchanged

8.4

Three-Month Average Unemployment Rates for Economic Regions

Region

2010

2009

Region

2010

2009

Avalon Peninsula

8.4

11.5

Hamilton/Niagara Peninsula

7.5

8.9

Halifax

6.2

5.9

London

7.6

8.1

Chaudière/Appalaches

3.9

4.6

Windsor/Sarnia

9.4

9.9

Montérégie

7.0

6.8

Northeast Ontario

6.4

9.1

Montréal

9.1

10.3

Winnipeg

5.2

5.5

Laval

8.1

6.7

Regina/Moose Mountain

3.6

4.0

Lanaudière

7.9

8.6

Saskatoon/Biggar

4.7

4.0

Laurentides

7.7

7.6

Calgary

6.0

7.1

Ottawa

6.4

5.8

Edmonton

5.4

7.2

Kingston/Pembroke

6.7

7.8

Vancouver Island and Coast

5.8

8.1

Toronto

7.7

8.8

Lower Mainland/Southwest

7.0

7.3

Kitchener/Waterloo/Barrie

7.1

8.0

Thompson/Okanagan

7.9

7.4

Source: Statistics Canada, January 7, 2011

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