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Canada adds 43,000 jobs

December 07 2007
Canada added an estimated 43,000 jobs in November bringing total employment to more than 17.0 million, Statistics Canada reported today. The number of jobs rose 2.3% between January and November compared with 1.8% for the same period last year.

However, the Canadian unemployment rate rose to 5.9% in November, up from the 33-year low of 5.8% in October.

Employment in Ontario fell by 4,900 jobs in November to 6.65 million while the unemployment rate rose to 6.2% from 6.0%. British Columbia, on the other hand, had a strong month adding nearly 26,000 jobs to reach almost 2.3 million employed.

Alberta continued to have the lowest unemployment rate among provinces at 3.6%, up from 3.4% in October.

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