Canadian Employment - September 8, 2017
Canadian employment increased by 22,000 jobs in August while the the national unemployment rate declined 0.1 points to 6.2 per cent, the lowest rate since October 2008. In the twelve months to August, employment in Canada is up 2.1 per cent, or 378,000 jobs.
In BC, employment declined for a second straight month, falling by 8,400 jobs. In spite of those losses, the provincial unemployment rate moved 0.2 points lower to 5.1 per cent as the number of people looking for work also fell. Over the past twelve months, the level of employment in BC is up 3.9 per cent.
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