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No-Data-Available, MAR 07/Reuters

A quick look at February unemployment (previous month in brackets):



Unemployment rate: 7.4 per cent (7.6)

Number unemployed: 1,386,200 (1,421,200 )

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Number working: 17,354,200 (17,354,700)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment: 14.7 (14.5)

Men (25 plus) unemployment: 6.3 per cent (6.6)

Women (25 plus) unemployment: 5.9 per cent (6.0)



By province:



Here's what happened provincially (previous month in brackets):

  • Newfoundland 12.9 (13.5)
  • Prince Edward Island 10.8 (12.2)
  • Nova Scotia 8.2 (8.4)
  • New Brunswick 10.1 (9.5)
  • Quebec 8.4 (8.4)
  • Ontario 7.6 (8.1)
  • Manitoba 5.6 (5.4)
  • Saskatchewan 5.0 (5.0)
  • Alberta 5.0 (4.9)
  • British Columbia 6.9 (6.9)


By city:

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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. 7.6 (7.8)
  • Halifax 5.8 (5.4)
  • Moncton, N.B. 6.6 (7.1)
  • Saint John, N.B. 7.8 (7.6)
  • Saguenay, Que. 6.3 (5.6)
  • Quebec 5.1 (5.0)
  • Sherbrooke, Que. 7.0 (6.8)
  • Trois-Rivieres, Que. 8.1 (8.5)
  • Montreal 9.2 (9.0)
  • Gatineau, Que. 6.1 (6.6)
  • Ottawa 6.0 (5.7)
  • Kingston, Ont. 7.1 (6.6)
  • Peterborough, Ont. 7.5 (7.2)
  • Oshawa, Ont. 7.4 (7.4)
  • Toronto 8.6 (8.6)
  • Hamilton 5.9 (6.0)
  • St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 7.6 (7.3)
  • Kitchener, Ont. 6.7 (6.9)
  • Brantford, Ont. 8.2 (8.1)
  • Guelph, Ont. 5.5 (5.5)
  • London, Ont. 8.8 (9.0)
  • Windsor, Ont. 10.7 (10.9)
  • Barrie, Ont. 8.7 (9.5)
  • Sudbury, Ont. 6.6 (6.4)
  • Thunder Bay, Ont. 5.6 (6.2)
  • Winnipeg 5.8 (5.8)
  • Regina 4.4 (4.4)
  • Saskatoon 6.0 (5.9)
  • Calgary 5.2 (5.4)
  • Edmonton 5.3 (5.0)
  • Kelowna, B.C. 8.2 (8.5)
  • Abbotsford, B.C. 10.5 (10.1)
  • Vancouver 6.7 (7.0)
  • Victoria 5.3 (5.7)






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