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Average unemployment rates for major Canadian cities

June 8, 2012  by The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The national unemployment rate was 7.3 per cent in May.

Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities but cautions the figures may fluctuate  because they are based on small statistical samples (previous month in brackets):

• St. John’s, N.L. 7.7 (7.7)
• Halifax 6.3 (6.1)
• Saint John, N.B. 8.2 (8.5)
• Quebec 5.1 (5.0)
• Montreal 8.9 (9.2)
• Ottawa 6.1 (6.2)
• Oshawa, Ont. 8.2 (7.9)
• Toronto 8.6 (8.4)
• Hamilton 6.8 (6.3)
• Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 6.8 (6.6)
• Windsor, Ont. 9.9 (10.1)
• Sudbury, Ont. 7.2 (7.2)
• Thunder Bay, Ont. 5.7 (5.2)
• Winnipeg 5.4 (5.7)
• Regina 3.9 (3.8)
• Saskatoon 5.6 (5.8)
• Calgary 4.9 (5.1)
• Edmonton 4.9 (5.3)
• Vancouver 6.4 (6.2)
• Victoria 5.2 (5.0)


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