Canadian Unemployement Rate October 2009

The unemployment rate represents the number of unemployed persons expressed as a percentage of the labour force. The unemployment rate for a particular age–sex group is the number unemployed in that group expressed as a percentage of the labour force for that group.

Canada's unemployment rate rose by two-tenths of a percentage point to 8.6 per cent in October from 8.4 per cent the previous month. The economy shed 43,200 jobs in the month.


Both sexes, 15 years and over
Seasonally adjusted
%

YEARJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
1999 7.9 7.9 7.9 8.2 8.0 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.2 6.9 6.8
2000 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.8 7.0 6.9 7.0 7.0 6.8
2001 6.9 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.4 7.6 8.0
2002 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.8 7.5 7.6 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5
2003 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.6 7.9 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.6 7.5 7.3
2004 7.3 7.3 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.1
2005 6.9 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.3 6.5
2006 6.6 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.1 6.1 6.4 6.5 6.4 6.2 6.2 6.1
2007 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9
2008 5.8 5.9 6.1 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.6
2009 7.2 7.7 8.0 8.0 8.4 8.6 8.6 8.7 8.4 8.6    
Source: Statistics Canada
www.statcan.gc.ca

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