facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Canada's unemployment rate holds at 6.9 percent

Nov. 8, 2013 at 10:11 AM   |   Comments

OTTAWA, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Canada's unemployment rate held steady at 6.9 percent in October, the government's data office said Friday.

Compared with October 2012, employment rose 1.2 percent or by 214,000 jobs, the agency said. Hours worked over the same period rose by 1.4 percent, StatsCan said.

In October, employment rose in Quebec, Newfoundland, and Labrador and in Prince Edward Island.

Employment declined in Nova Scotia, Manitoba and New Brunswick.

Quebec added 34,000 jobs in the month, while Newfoundland and Labrador each added 4,000.

In Saskatchewan, the unemployment rate fell 0.7 percentage points to 3.6 percent, the lowest of all the provinces.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Kurds claim win in latest oil row
2
North Dakota gets more gas processing capacity
3
Putin says hands tied on gas issues
4
Tanzania positioned as LNG hub, BG Group says
5
Zara pulls toddler shirt featuring apparent Holocaust star from stores
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback