Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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

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December unemployment rates, by city

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OTTAWA - The national unemployment rate was 5.7 per cent in December. 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. 8.2 per cent (8.5)

-- Halifax 6.9 (7.2)

-- Moncton, N.B. 5.7 (6.3)

-- Saint John, N.B. 6.1 (6.8)

-- Saguenay, Que. 6.0 (6.0)

-- Quebec 3.9 (4.4)

-- Sherbrooke, Que. 5.9 (5.7)

-- Trois-Rivieres, Que. 4.5 (5.0)

-- Montreal 6.1 (6.6)

-- Gatineau, Que. 5.0 (5.4)

-- Ottawa 5. …

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