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Canadian employment falls by 7,000 jobs in February

March 07 2014

Canadian employment was little changed in February with the number of jobs falling by 7,000 from the previous month to a total of approximately 17.79 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The number of full-time jobs rose by 18,900, but that was more than offset by a decline in part-time jobs of 25,900.

Statistics Canada reported little change in overall employment growth in Canada since August 2013.

The Canadian unemployment was 7.0 percent in February, unchanged from January.

Ontario gained 6,100 jobs in February for total employment of almost 6.9 million. Ontario gained 5,300 full-time jobs and 800 part-time jobs during the month. Ontario’s unemployment rate of 7.5 percent in February was unchanged from January.

Saskatchewan posted the lowest unemployment rate among all provinces in February at 3.9 percent.

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