By the num­bers

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Quick facts

OT­TAWA - A quick look at Oc­to­ber em­ploy­ment (num­bers from the pre­vi­ous month in brack­ets): Un­em­ploy­ment rate: 5.6 per cent (5.8)

Em­ploy­ment rate: 61.7 per cent (61.5)

Par­tic­i­pa­tion rate: 65.4 per cent (65.2)

Num­ber un­em­ployed: 1,124,800 (1,141,700)

Num­ber work­ing: 18,799,100 (18,705,000)

Youth (15-24 years) un­em­ploy­ment rate: 10.8 per cent (11.0)

Men (25 plus) un­em­ploy­ment rate: 5.0 per cent (5.0)

Women (25 plus) un­em­ploy­ment rate: 4.7 per cent (4.9)

By prov­ince

OT­TAWA - Canada’s na­tional un­em­ploy­ment rate was 5.6 per cent in Novem­ber. Here are the job­less rates last month by prov­ince (num­bers from the pre­vi­ous month in brack­ets):

- New­found­land and Labrador 12.2 per cent (12.7) - Prince Ed­ward Is­land 8.5 (7.2) - Nova Sco­tia 7.0 (7.7)

- New Brunswick 7.9 (7.2) - Que­bec 5.4 (5.2)

- On­tario 5.6 (5.6)

- Man­i­toba 5.7 (6.1) - Saskatchewan 5.5 (6.2) - Al­berta 6.3 (7.3)

- Bri­tish Columbia 4.4 (4.1)

By city

OT­TAWA - The na­tional un­em­ploy­ment rate was 5.6 per cent in Novem­ber. 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. 8.1 per cent (9.0) - Hal­i­fax 6.2 (6.6)

- Monc­ton, N.B. 5.2 (5.8)

- Saint John, N.B. 5.7 (6.0) - Sague­nay, Que. 5.4 (5.7)

- Que­bec 3.8 (3.9)

- Sher­brooke, Que. 5.4 (4.8) - Trois-Rivieres, Que. 5.3 (4.9) - Mon­treal 5.9 (5.9)

- Gatineau, Que. 4.6 (4.4)

- Ot­tawa 4.6 (4.7)

- Kingston, Ont. 5.5 (5.4) - Peter­bor­ough, Ont. 5.2 (6.2) - Oshawa, Ont. 5.7 (5.8)

- Toronto 6.2 (6.3)

- Hamilton, Ont. 4.7 (5.0)

- St. Catharines-Ni­a­gara, Ont. 7.0 (7.3) - Kitch­ener-Cam­bridge-Water­loo, Ont. 5.1 (5.2)

- Brant­ford, Ont. 7.0 (6.2)

- Guelph, Ont. 3.0 (3.3)

- Lon­don, Ont. 4.8 (4.9)

- Wind­sor, Ont. 6.0 (6.9)

- Barrie, Ont. 5.0 (5.2)

- Sud­bury, Ont. 6.3 (6.0)

- Thun­der Bay, Ont. 5.1 (5.3) - Win­nipeg 5.9 (6.1)

- Regina 6.4 (6.8)

- Saska­toon 6.1 (6.9)

- Cal­gary 7.9 (8.2)

- Ed­mon­ton 6.2 (6.3)

- Kelowna, B.C. 3.9 (5.0) - Ab­bots­ford, B.C. 4.6 (4.7) - Van­cou­ver 4.1 (4.3)

- Vic­to­ria 3.8 (3.9)

CP PHOTO

Fab­ri­ca­tor Mike Cal­darino uses a grinder on a steel stairs be­ing man­u­fac­tured for a high school in Red­mond, Wash., at Ge­orge Third & Son Steel Fabri­ca­tors and Erec­tors, in Burn­aby, B.C..

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