A Quick Glance at Unemployment Rates Across Canada for October 2020

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

Unemployment rate: 8.9 per cent (9.0)

Employment rate: 59.4 per cent (59.1)

Participation rate: 65.2 per cent (65.0)

Number unemployed: 1,816,800 (1,832,600)

Number working: 18,553,500 (18,469,900)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 18.8 per cent (18.9)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 7.8 per cent (7.8)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.8 per cent (7.0)

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

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

— Newfoundland and Labrador 12.8 per cent (14.8)

— Prince Edward Island 10.0 per cent (10.1)

— Nova Scotia 8.7 per cent (7.9)

— New Brunswick 10.1 per cent (10.4)

— Quebec 7.7 per cent (7.4)

— Ontario 9.6 per cent (9.5)

— Manitoba 7.1 per cent (7.0)

— Saskatchewan 6.4 per cent (6.8)

— Alberta 10.7 per cent (11.7)

— British Columbia 8.0 per cent (8.4)

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

Statistics Canada 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. 8.8 per cent (9.8)

— Halifax 7.7 per cent (8.4)

— Moncton, N.B. 8.3 per cent (7.1)

— Saint John, N.B. 10.0 per cent (10.1)

— Saguenay, Que. 5.0 per cent (5.4)

— Quebec City 4.5 per cent (5.0)

— Sherbrooke, Que. 7.0 per cent (7.4)

— Trois-Rivieres, Que. 6.0 per cent (6.3)

— Montreal 9.6 per cent (10.7)

— Gatineau, Que. 7.9 per cent (8.1)

— Ottawa 8.2 per cent (8.7)

— Kingston, Ont. 8.5 per cent (9.1)

— Peterborough, Ont. 11.7 per cent (11.2)

— Oshawa, Ont. 8.3 per cent (9.6)

— Toronto 11.5 per cent (12.8)

— Hamilton, Ont. 9.2 per cent (8.9)

— St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 7.5 per cent (8.7)

— Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 10.8 per cent (12.2)

— Brantford, Ont. 7.2 per cent (8.1)

— Guelph, Ont. 8.3 per cent (9.6)

— London, Ont. 8.9 per cent (8.9)

— Windsor, Ont. 10.8 per cent (9.8)

— Barrie, Ont. 9.2 per cent (9.4)

— Greater Sudbury, Ont. 7.9 per cent (8.5)

— Thunder Bay, Ont. 7.6 per cent (8.3)

— Winnipeg 8.7 per cent (9.4)

— Regina 6.1 per cent (7.4)

— Saskatoon 8.1 per cent (9.2)

— Calgary 11.3 per cent (12.6)

— Edmonton 12.0 per cent (12.6)

— Kelowna, B.C. 6.2 per cent (8.0)

— Abbotsford-Mission, B.C. 8.6 per cent (8.0)

— Vancouver 9.7 per cent (11.1)

— Victoria 7.6 per cent (9.1)

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 6, 2020 and was generated automatically.

The Canadian Press

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