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Canada gains 15,200 jobs

September 05 2008

Employment in Canada rose by 15,200 jobs in August with total employment at approximately 17.1 million, Statistics Canada reported today. The country gained 16,100 full-time jobs, and lost 900 part-time jobs.

The nationwide unemployment rate was unchanged in August from July at 6.1%.

In Ontario, employment rose by 14,000 jobs in August, according to Statistics Canada. The unemployment rate fell to 6.3% in August from 6.4% in July. Increases were seen in construction and service industries.

Alberta continued to have the lowest jobless rate among provinces in August at 3.5%, down from 3.6% in July.

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