Unemployment Dips in September

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CBJ — The national job market gained 63,000 positions in September, moving the unemployment rate down to 5.9%.

According to figures released by Statistics Canada the monthly employment increase was driven by gains in part-time work, with part-time jobs up by around 80,000.

The job gains were also almost entirely in Ontario and British Columbia, with little change in the other provinces.

The unemployment rate in the United States dropped more than expected, to 3.7% in September from 3.9% the previous month, as 134,000 jobs were created.

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

  • Newfoundland and Labrador per cent 13.6 (14.4)
  • Prince Edward Island 8.7 (9.3)
  • Nova Scotia 7.8 (8.4)
  • New Brunswick 7.9 (8.3)
  • Quebec 5.3 (5.6)
  • Ontario 5.9 (5.7)
  • Manitoba 5.8 (5.8)
  • Saskatchewan 6.4 (6.7)
  • Alberta 7.0 (6.7)
  • British Columbia 4.2 (5.3)

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

  • St. John’s, N.L. per cent 9.6 (9.5)
  • Halifax 6.7 (6.8)
  • Moncton, N.B. 6.2 (6.7)
  • Saint John, N.B. 5.5 (5.5)
  • Saguenay, Que. 6.3 (6.7)
  • Quebec 3.8 (3.7)
  • Sherbrooke, Que. 4.3 (4.5)
  • Trois-Rivieres, Que. 4.6 (4.7)
  • Montreal 6.1 (6.0)
  • Gatineau, Que. 4.5 (4.8)
  • Ottawa 4.5 (4.6)
  • Kingston, Ont. 5.5 (6.0)
  • Peterborough, Ont. 5.6 (4.8)
  • Oshawa, Ont. 5.6 (4.9)
  • Toronto 6.1 (6.1)
  • Hamilton, Ont. 5.2 (5.0)
  • St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 7.5 (7.4)
  • Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 5.1 (5.5)
  • Brantford, Ont. 5.8 (5.0)
  • Guelph, Ont. 3.6 (4.1)
  • London, Ont. 5.2 (5.2)
  • Windsor, Ont. 7.3 (6.6)
  • Barrie, Ont. 5.8 (6.7)
  • Sudbury, Ont. 6.4 (6.7)
  • Thunder Bay, Ont. 5.3 (5.3)
  • Winnipeg 6.2 (6.5)
  • Regina 6.4 (6.3)
  • Saskatoon 7.4 (7.2)
  • Calgary 8.2 (8.2)
  • Edmonton 6.3 (6.4)
  • Kelowna, B.C. 5.7 (6.0)
  • Abbotsford, B.C. 4.8 (5.0)
  • Vancouver 4.5 (4.7)
  • Victoria 3.9 (4.3)

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