A Quick Glance at Unemployment Rates Across Canada for August 2020

A quick look at Canada’s August employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 10.2 per cent (10.9)

Employment rate: 58.0 per cent (57.3)

Participation rate: 64.6 per cent (64.3)

Number unemployed: 2,046,900 (2,183,600)

Number working: 18,091,700 (17,845,900)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 23.1 per cent (24.2)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 8.4 per cent (8.9)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 7.7 per cent (8.6)

Here’s a quick glance at unemployment rates for August, by province

 

Here are the jobless rates last month by province (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

_ Newfoundland and Labrador 13.1 per cent (15.6)

_ Prince Edward Island 10.7 per cent (11.7)

_ Nova Scotia 10.3 per cent (10.8)

_ New Brunswick 9.4 per cent (9.8)

_ Quebec 8.7 per cent (9.5)

_ Ontario 10.6 per cent (11.3)

_ Manitoba 8.1 per cent (8.2)

_ Saskatchewan 7.9 per cent (8.8)

_ Alberta 11.8 per cent (12.8)

_ British Columbia 10.7 per cent (11.1)

Here’s a quick glance at unemployment rates for August, by Canadian city

Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities. It cautions, however, that the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. Here are the jobless rates last month by city (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

_ St. John’s, N.L. 10.5 per cent (11.7)

_ Halifax 10.1 per cent (10.9)

_ Moncton, N.B. 7.0 per cent (8.2)

_ Saint John, N.B. 9.7 per cent (9.8)

_ Saguenay, Que. 6.3 per cent (8.3)

_ Quebec City 6.3 per cent (8.6)

_ Sherbrooke, Que. 8.2 per cent (8.7)

_ Trois-Rivieres, Que. 7.6 per cent (9.8)

_ Montreal 11.8 per cent (13.0)

_ Gatineau, Que. 8.1 per cent (9.1)

_ Ottawa 9.5 per cent (9.2)

_ Kingston, Ont. 10.1 per cent (11.3)

_ Peterborough, Ont. 10.0 per cent (10.6)

_ Oshawa, Ont. 11.4 per cent (12.4)

_ Toronto 13.9 per cent (14.7)

_ Hamilton, Ont. 10.0 per cent (11.3)

_ St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 11.3 per cent (12.5)

_ Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 12.9 per cent (12.9)

_ Brantford, Ont. 9.8 per cent (10.6)

_ Guelph, Ont. 11.1 per cent (13.8)

_ London, Ont. 9.3 per cent (10.5)

_ Windsor, Ont. 10.1 per cent (12.5)

_ Barrie, Ont. 9.2 per cent (9.7)

_ Greater Sudbury, Ont. 8.6 per cent (9.2)

_ Thunder Bay, Ont. 9.2 per cent (10.3)

_ Winnipeg 10.4 per cent (11.1)

_ Regina 9.3 per cent (10.5)

_ Saskatoon 10.8 per cent (12.7)

_ Calgary 14.4 per cent (15.5)

_ Edmonton 13.6 per cent (15.0)

_ Kelowna, B.C. 9.0 per cent (10.0)

_ Abbotsford-Mission, B.C. 8.2 per cent (8.3)

_ Vancouver 12.8 per cent (13.3)

_ Victoria 10.3 per cent (11.1)

 
   

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