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A Quick Glance at Unemployment Rates For March

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A breakdown in unemployment by city and province

The national unemployment rate was 5.8% in March. 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. 7.8% (7.4)

– Halifax 4.9 (4.9)

– Moncton, N.B. 5.8 (5.8)

– Saint John, N.B. 5.6 (6.0)

– Saguenay, Que. 4.8 (4.9)

– Quebec 3.6 (3.9)

– Sherbrooke, Que. 3.8 (4.4)

– Trois-Rivieres, Que. 5.4 (5.3)

– Montreal 5.7 (5.9)

– Gatineau, Que. 5.5 (5.2)

– Ottawa 4.9 (5.0)

– Kingston, Ont. 4.8 (5.3)

– Peterborough, Ont. 6.7 (6.6)

– Oshawa, Ont. 5.0 (5.1)

– Toronto 6.6 (6.3)

– Hamilton, Ont. 3.5 (3.7)

– St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 6.6 (6.8)

– Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 4.7 (4.7)

– Brantford, Ont. 4.7 (4.6)

– Guelph, Ont. 2.2 (1.7)

– London, Ont. 5.0 (5.4)

– Windsor, Ont. 5.5 (5.2)

– Barrie, Ont. 6.3 (5.2)

– Sudbury, Ont. 5.9 (6.0)

– Thunder Bay, Ont. 6.3 (6.0)

– Winnipeg 5.4 (5.6)

– Regina 4.6 (4.8)

– Saskatoon 6.1 (6.1)

– Calgary 7.7 (7.6)

– Edmonton 7.1 (7.0)

– Kelowna, B.C. 3.9 (3.5)

– Abbotsford-Mission, B.C. 5.4 (5.0)

– Vancouver 4.8 (4.9)

– Victoria 3.0 (3.2)

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

– Newfoundland and Labrador 11.5% (11.8)

– Prince Edward Island 8.9 (10.3)

– Nova Scotia 6.2 (6.4)

– New Brunswick 7.9 (8.5)

– Quebec 5.2 (5.3)

– Ontario 5.9 (5.7)

– Manitoba 5.0 (5.3)

– Saskatchewan 4.9 (5.8)

– Alberta 6.9 (7.3)

– British Columbia 4.7 (4.5)

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