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Nov 2, 2012

Employment and Unemployment by Province and Age, October 2012

    
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Labour Force (000s)

Employment (000s)

Unemployment (000s)

Unemployment Rate

(%)

Change from Previous Month

Unemployment Rate, October 2011 (%)

Newfoundland and Labrador

264.0

232.5

31.5

11.9

down 0.4

13.0

Prince Edward Island

81.9

72.4

9.6

11.7

up 0.5

11.2

Nova Scotia

503.6

457.4

46.2

9.2

up 0.6

8.5

New Brunswick

395.2

349.4

45.8

11.6

up 0.6

9.4

Quebec

4,354.1

4,020.0

334.2

7.7

down 0.3

7.7

Ontario

7,399.8

6,788.9

610.9

8.3

up 0.4

8.1

Manitoba

664.7

627.7

37.0

5.6

up 0.6

5.2

Saskatchewan

567.3

540.7

26.6

4.7

unchanged

4.2

Alberta

2,261.9

2,161.0

101.0

4.5

up 0.1

5.1

British Columbia

2,484.8

2,317.4

167.4

6.7

down 0.3

6.6

All Canada

Age 15 to 24

2,834.5

2,418.9

415.7

14.7

down 0.3

14.1

25 to 54

12,648.1

11,883.4

764.7

6.0

unchanged

6.2

55+

3,494.9

3,265.2

229.7

6.6

up 0.7

6.1

25+, men

8,562.5

8,001.4

561.1

6.6

up 0.3

6.3

25+, women

7,580.4

7,147.2

433.2

5.7

up 0.1

5.9

Total

18,977.5

17,567.5

1,410.0

7.4

unchanged

7.4

Three-Month Average Unemployment Rates for Economic Regions

Region

2012

2011

Region

2012

2011

Avalon Peninsula

8.5

9.8

Hamilton/Niagara Peninsula

7.2

7.0

Halifax

5.4

5.8

London

8.3

8.7

Capitale-Nationale

5.3

4.3

Windsor/Sarnia

7.8

8.4

Montérégie

6.2

6.7

Northeast Ontario

7.9

7.7

Montréal

9.3

9.8

Winnipeg

5.8

6.2

Laval

8.0

6.2

Regina/Moose Mountain

3.6

3.6

Lanaudière

6.9

6.1

Saskatoon/Biggar

4.5

5.0

Laurentides

7.0

7.7

Calgary

4.8

5.6

Ottawa

6.6

6.3

Edmonton

4.2

5.6

Kingston/Pembroke

8.3

6.9

Vancouver Island and Coast

5.6

6.9

Toronto

8.9

8.4

Lower Mainland/Southwest

6.9

6.7

Kitchener/Waterloo/Barrie

6.4

6.8

Thompson/Okanagan

4.8

7.2

Source: Statistics Canada, Nov. 2, 2012

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