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



  • Unemployment rate: 8.2 per cent (8.2)
  • Number unemployed: 1,515,100 (1,519,400)
  • Number working: 16,936,200 (16,945,300)
  • Youth (15-24 years) unemployment: 15.6 (15.2)
  • Men (25 plus) unemployment: 7.5 per cent (7.6)
  • Women (25 plus) unemployment: 6.1 per cent (6.2)


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



  • Newfoundland and Labrador 15.5 (14.7)
  • Prince Edward Island 10.8 (10.2)
  • Nova Scotia 8.5 (9.3)
  • New Brunswick 8.7 (9.1)
  • Quebec 8.0 (8.1)
  • Ontario 8.8 (9.1)
  • Manitoba 5.2 (5.4)
  • Saskatchewan 5.1 (4.3)
  • Alberta 7.5 (6.9)
  • British Columbia 7.9 (7.7)

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. 7.8 (8.1)
  • Halifax 6.4 (6.5)
  • Saint John, N.B. 7.6 (7.9)
  • Saguenay, Que. 7.8 (7.9)
  • Quebec 4.3 (4.1)
  • Trois-Rivieres, Que. 10.1 (10.0)
  • Sherbrooke, Que. 8.2 (7.2)
  • Montreal 9.0 (9.2)
  • Gatineau, Que. 6.0 (6.1)
  • Ottawa 6.1 (6.3)
  • Kingston, Ont. 6.0 (5.8)
  • Toronto 9.4 (9.4)
  • Hamilton 7.9 (8.7)
  • Kitchener, Ont. 9.6 (10.1)
  • London, Ont. 9.3 (8.8)
  • Oshawa, Ont. 10.3 (10.3)
  • St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 10.4 (11.1)
  • Sudbury, Ont. 10.6 (10.8)
  • Thunder Bay, Ont. 7.0 (7.4)
  • Windsor, Ont. 12.2 (12.4)
  • Winnipeg 5.5 (5.6)
  • Regina 5.3 (4.8)
  • Saskatoon 4.3 (4.3)
  • Calgary 7.2 (7.1)
  • Edmonton 7.3 (6.8)
  • Abbotsford, B.C. 6.2 (6.6)
  • Vancouver 7.7 (7.7)
  • Victoria 6.9 (7.5)
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