Published: Sat, December 02, 2017
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

Unemployment drops again in Victoria, Statistics Canada

Unemployment drops again in Victoria, Statistics Canada

"42,000 were working in that sector in November, up 2,700 people from November 2016". The 3,900 new jobs were offset by an increase of 4,200 people in the local labour force.

According to Statistics Canada, the London-St.

The monthly survey is an estimate only due to sampling variability, and best compared year-over-year.

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All in all, Canada's economy has added 441,000 full-time jobs in the past year.

Despite an encouraging number nationally showing the unemployment rate in Canada was below six percent for the first time since 2008, more people were looking for work in Saskatchewan in November.

This year, the region is in the middle of the pack, with Vancouver Island and the Coast (4.4%), the Lower Mainland (4.1%), and the North Coast and Nechako (5%) posting lower unemployment rates. Unemployment in the Kootenays was at 7.5 per cent, and at 5.9 per cent in the Cariboo. Statistics Canada says all the gains were driven by full-time work.

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Job growth was highest in service-producing industries, and the largest employers were in health care and social assistance. The provincial unemployment rate in November of 2016 was 9.0 per cent.

Nationally, the unemployment rate tumbled from 6.3 to 5.9 per cent, as almost 80,000 jobs were added.

The census numbers are a stark contrast to Friday's job numbers, which showed Canada adding 390,000 net new jobs over the past year, representing a 2.1 per cent increase in total jobs - faster than population growth.

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