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The Canadian unemployment rate was 5.9% in December, unchanged from November. Canada's unemployment rate was at a 33-year low of 5.8% in October.
Employment in Ontario fell by 15,800 month-over-month in December to approximately 6.64 million while the unemployment rate rose to 6.5% in December from 6.2% in November.
Alberta continued to have the lowest unemployment rate among the provinces at 3.2% in December, down from 3.6% in November.