Canada adds 54,000 jobs in July, unemployment at record lows

The national unemployment rate in Canada is at its lowest rate in four decades according to the latest Labour Force Survey out this morning from Statistics Canada. The unemployment rate is once again 5.8 per cent, the lowest ever recorded. Last month, the unemployment rate had bumped up to 6.0 per cent.

The Canadian economy added 54,100 jobs in July. The lion’s share of these were part-time jobs. [View part-time jobs on CareerBeacon.] However, over the past year employment has grown by 246,000 jobs, almost all (211,000 of them) in full-time work.

Ontario, British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador saw the most notable employment increases last month. At the same time, there were fewer people working in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Employment was little changed in the other provinces in July.

The unemployment rate in New Brunswick held steady at 7.5 per cent in July as the number of people working was the same month over month. [View jobs in New Brunswick on CareerBeacon.]

Here’s a look at the unemployment rates across the country right now:

Newfoundland and Labrador 15.4 per cent [View jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador]

Prince Edward Island 8.0 [Jobs in PEI]

Nova Scotia 8.0 [Jobs in Nova Scotia]

New Brunswick 7.5 [Available jobs in New Brunswick]

Quebec 5.6 [See jobs in Quebec]

Ontario 5.4 [Job opportunities in Ontario]

Manitoba 6.0 [Jobs in Manitoba]

Saskatchewan 6.6 [Jobs in Saskatchewan]

Alberta 6.7 [Available jobs in Alberta]

British Columbia 5.0 [See jobs in B.C.]

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