Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Where the jobs are, by province and cities

Hundreds line up for various booths at the The National Job Fair & Training Expo at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 2012.

J.P. MOCZULSKI/The Globe and Mail

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

Unemployment rate: 7.3 per cent (7.3)

Number unemployed: 1,373,300 (1,377,000)

Story continues below advertisement

Number working: 17,513,600 (17,479,300)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment: 14.8 per cent (14.3)

Men (25 plus) unemployment: 6.3 per cent (6.4)

Women (25 plus) unemployment: 5.6 per cent (5.8)

By Province

Canada's national unemployment rate was 7.3 per cent in August. Here's what happened provincially (previous month in brackets):

  • Newfoundland 12.7 (12.8)
  • Prince Edward Island 11.7 (10.2)
  • Nova Scotia 9.7 (9.4)
  • New Brunswick 10.4 (10.0)
  • Quebec 7.6 (7.6)
  • Ontario 8.0 (7.9)
  • Manitoba 5.4 (5.7)
  • Saskatchewan 4.4 (5.0)
  • Alberta 4.4 (4.6)
  • British Columbia 6.7 (7.0)

By city

Story continues below advertisement

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. 7.1 (7.1)
  • Halifax 6.5 (6.9)
  • Moncton, N.B. 7.0 (6.7)
  • Saint John, N.B. 9.0 (8.6)
  • Saguenay, Que. 6.8 (6.4)
  • Quebec 5.2 (5.1)
  • Sherbrooke, Que. 8.5 (8.2)
  • Trois-Rivieres, Que. 7.7 (8.2)
  • Montreal 8.4 (8.5)
  • Gatineau, Que. 5.9 (6.1)
  • Ottawa 6.4 (6.4)
  • Kingston, Ont. 6.6 (6.1)
  • Peterborough, Ont. 7.0 (7.4)
  • Oshawa, Ont. 8.49(8.4)
  • Toronto 8.5 (8.5)
  • Hamilton, Ont. 7.3 (7.5)
  • St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 8.5 (8.2)
  • Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 6.5 (7.1)
  • Brantford, Ont. 8.6 (7.7)
  • Guelph, Ont. 4.6 (4.5)
  • London, Ont. 8.6 (8.6)
  • Windsor, Ont. 9.2 (9.5)
  • Barrie, Ont. 8.8 (8.0)
  • Sudbury, Ont. 7.2 (7.3)
  • Thunder Bay, Ont. 6.3 (6.1)
  • Winnipeg 5.7 (5.4)
  • Regina 4.2 (4.1)
  • Saskatoon 5.3 (5.6)
  • Calgary 4.6 (4.7)
  • Edmonton 4.5 (4.5)
  • Kelowna, B.C. 4.1 (6.1)
  • Abbotsford, B.C. 7.3 (6.6)
  • Vancouver 6.8 (6.8)
  • Victoria 5.9 (5.6)
Report an error Licensing Options
Comments

The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

We’ve made some technical updates to our commenting software. If you are experiencing any issues posting comments, simply log out and log back in.

Discussion loading… ✨