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December unemployment rates: select Canadian cities

OTTAWA – The national unemployment rate was 7.6 per cent in December.

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. – 7.1 (7.1)
  • Halifax – 6.8 (6.7)
  • Saint John, N.B. – 6.3 (7.0)
  • Saguenay, Que. – 8.0 (7.9)
  • Trois-Rivieres, Que.  – 8.4 (8.8)
  • Sherbrooke, Que. – 7.3 (7.6)
  • Montreal, Que. – 8.5 (8.6)
  • Gatineau, Que. 6.5 (7.7)
  • Ottawa, Ont. – 6.7 (6.8)
  • Kingston, Ont. 6.7 (6.5)
  • Toronto, Ont. – 8.4 (8.8)
  • Hamilton, Ont. – 6.9 (6.7)
  • Kitchener, Ont. – 7.4 (7.8)
  • London, Ont. – 8.7 (8.8)
  • Oshawa, Ont. – 9.5 (9.8)
  • St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. – 9.5 (9.5)
  • Sudbury, Ont. – 8.4 (8.8)
  • Thunder Bay, Ont. – 6.7 (6.7)
  • Windsor, Ont. – 10.8 (10.8)
  • Winnipeg, Man. – 5.4 (5.4)
  • Regina, Sask – 4.6 (4.9)
  • Saskatoon, Sask – 5.6 (5.6)
  • Calgary, Atla. – 6.0 (6.1)
  • Edmonton, Atla. – 5.8 (6.0)
  • Abbotsford, B.C. – 9.9 (9.3)
  • Vancouver, B.C. – 7.2 (7.2)
  • Victoria, B.C – 5.9 (5.6)
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