Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Northeast BC unemployment at 5.5% to start 2019

Northeast BC unemployment at 5.5% to start 2019

The unemployment rate in Montreal was 6.1 per cent in January 2018.

Energy-rich Alberta, hit hard by the oil-price decline, shed jobs for a second-straight month and saw its jobless rate rise to 6.8 per cent, up from 6.4 per cent.

Following a quieter month in December, volatility returned, with the Labour Force Survey suggesting 67,000 jobs were created in January. The national unemployment rate increase by 0.2 per cent to 5.8 per cent in January. Stephen from 7.1 to 6.5, Fredericton-Oromocto from 7.9 to 7.7 and Edmundston-Woodstock from 7.4 to 7.3.

Total hours worked are up 1.2 per cent over the same period, according to StatsCan, compared to 0.9 per cent in December.

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However, the number of people working also declined as people left the workforce. "That blew past expectations for a modest 5,000 gain", said Royce Mendes, an economist with CIBC Economics. Canada's employment rate, participation rate and unemployment rate were all higher than that of the United States, adjusting for US-based employment concepts.

"Overall, it's been a good day for readings on the Canadian economy".

Last week, Bank of Canada senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins said the country has been in a "puzzling" stretch of weak wage growth at a time when the job market has been experiencing one of its biggest labour shortages in years.

"On a year-over-year basis, the number of private sector employees rose by 293,000 (+2.5 per cent), while the number of public sector employees grew by 62,000 (+1.7 per cent)".

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The region also lost 700 full-time jobs and gained 400 part-time jobs month-over-month.

But analysts warned the 52,800 job bump among youth may simply be catch-up after losses in previous months, noting the unemployment rate for youth was little changed at 11.2 percent as more looked for work.

By region, Ontario and Quebec had the biggest employment increases last month.

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