Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Here's a Quick Glance at Unemployment Rates for March, by Canadian City

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Here's a Quick Glance at Unemployment Rates for March, by Canadian City

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March unemployment rates, by Canadian city

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OTTAWA - The national unemployment rate was 6.7 per cent in March. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities. It cautions, however, that the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. Here are the jobless rates last month by city (previous month in brackets):

-- St. John's, N.L. 8.9 per cent (9.1)

-- Halifax 6.5 (6.1)

-- Moncton, N.B. 8.0 (8.2)

-- Saint John, N.B. 6.7 (7.9)

-- Saguenay, Que. 6.5 (6.9)

-- Quebec 4.1 (4.3)

-- Sherbrooke, Que. 6.1 (5.5)

-- Trois-Rivieres, Que. 6.6 (6.6)

-- Montreal 6.6 (6.7)

-- Gatineau, Que. 5.6 (5.5)

-- Ottawa 5. …

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