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Mar 8, 2013

Employment and Unemployment by Province and Age, February 2013

    
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Labour Force (000s)

Employment (000s)

Unemployment (000s)

Unemployment Rate

(%)

Change from Previous Month

Unemployment Rate, February 2012 (%)

Newfoundland and Labrador

265.4

234.4

31.0

11.7

up 0.2

12.8

Prince Edward Island

85.1

75.2

9.9

11.6

down 0.2

10.8

Nova Scotia

499.5

452.9

46.7

9.3

down 0.4

8.3

New Brunswick

393.0

353.3

39.7

10.1

down 1.2

10.0

Quebec

4,356.9

4,036.6

320.3

7.4

up 0.3

8.3

Ontario

7,431.5

6,858.3

573.1

7.7

unchanged

7.6

Manitoba

669.3

636.8

32.5

4.9

down 0.1

5.6

Saskatchewan

574.1

552.3

21.8

3.8

down 0.2

4.9

Alberta

2,282.0

2,179.2

102.8

4.5

unchanged

4.9

British Columbia

2,472.1

2,317.4

154.7

6.3

unchanged

7.0

All Canada

Age 15 to 24

2,843.4

2,456.8

386.6

13.6

up 0.1

14.6

25 to 54

12,640.3

11,907.3

732.9

5.8

unchanged

6.1

55+

3,545.2

3,332.2

213.0

6.0

unchanged

6.1

25+, men

8,556.8

8,047.2

509.6

6.0

down 0.1

6.2

25+, women

7,628.7

7,192.3

436.3

5.7

up 0.2

5.9

Total

19,028.9

17,696.4

1,332.6

7.0

unchanged

7.4

Three-Month Average Unemployment Rates for Economic Regions

Region

2013

2012

Region

2013

2012

Avalon Peninsula

8.5

10.0

Hamilton/Niagara Peninsula

6.7

7.1

Halifax

6.4

5.7

London

7.6

8.0

Capitale-Nationale

5.4

6.2

Windsor/Sarnia

8.8

10.2

Montérégie

5.8

8.4

Northeast Ontario

9.2

6.8

Montréal

10.2

11.3

Winnipeg

5.6

6.0

Laval

6.4

9.3

Regina/Moose Mountain

3.5

3.7

Lanaudière

8.4

9.9

Saskatoon/Biggar

4.0

5.3

Laurentides

7.0

7.1

Calgary

5.0

4.9

Ottawa

5.9

6.4

Edmonton

4.3

4.9

Kingston/Pembroke

6.6

6.4

Vancouver Island and Coast

6.8

6.7

Toronto

8.0

8.0

Lower Mainland/Southwest

6.4

6.9

Kitchener/Waterloo/Barrie

6.5

6.6

Thompson/Okanagan

6.9

8.6

Source: Statistics Canada, March 8, 2013

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