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



Unemployment rate: 7.6 per cent (7.5)



Number unemployed: 1,421,200 (1,399,800 )

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Number working: 17,357,00 (17,354,700)



Youth (15-24 years) unemployment: 14.5 (14.1)



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



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



Provinces

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

  • Newfoundland 13.5 (12.7)
  • Prince Edward Island 12.2 (11.2)
  • Nova Scotia 8.4 (7.8)
  • New Brunswick 9.5 (9.4)
  • Quebec 8.4 (8.7)
  • Ontario 8.1 (7.7)
  • Manitoba 5.4 (5.4)
  • Saskatchewan 5.0 (5.2)
  • Alberta 4.9 (4.9)
  • British Columbia 6.9 (7.0)


Cities

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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. 7.8 (7.3)
  • Halifax 5.4 (5.4)
  • Moncton, N.B. 7.1 (7.5)
  • Saint John, N.B. 7.6 (7.6)
  • Saguenay, Que. 5.6 (5.8)
  • Quebec 5.0 (4.7)
  • Sherbrooke, Que. 6.8 (6.7)
  • Trois-Rivieres, Que. 8.5 (9.1)
  • Montreal 9.0 (8.8)
  • Gatineau, Que. 6.6 (7.1)
  • Ottawa 5.7 (6.1)
  • Kingston, Ont. 6.6 (6.3)
  • Peterborough, Ont. 7.2 (7.3)
  • Oshawa, Ont. 7.4 (7.3)
  • Toronto 8.6 (8.6)
  • Hamilton 6.0 (6.4)
  • St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 7.3 (7.4)
  • Kitchener, Ont. 6.9 (6.6)
  • Brantford, Ont. 8.1 (7.4)
  • Guelph, Ont. 5.5 (5.2)
  • London, Ont. 9.0 (9.6)
  • Windsor, Ont. 10.9 (10.5)
  • Barrie, Ont. 9.5 (10.3)
  • Sudbury, Ont. 6.4 (5.7)
  • Thunder Bay, Ont. 6.2 (7.0)
  • Winnipeg 5.8 (5.7)
  • Regina 4.4 (4.0)
  • Saskatoon 5.9 (5.4)
  • Calgary 5.4 (5.5)
  • Edmonton 5.0 (4.9)
  • Kelowna, B.C. 8.5 (8.0)
  • Abbotsford, B.C. 10.1 (9.1)
  • Vancouver 7.0 (6.9)
  • Victoria 5.7 (5.9)


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