Canada kicks off 2019 with record low unemployment

Canada’s unemployment rate is holding steady at an over forty-year low right now. This country’s economy added 9,300 jobs last month, keeping the national unemployment rate at the historically low rate of 5.6 per cent, according to Statistics Canada.

The country first hit this milestone in November when the unemployment rate fell to the lowest it has ever been since comparable data became available in 1976.

While the overall employment held steady last month, increases were recorded in some sectors. Manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, as well as in health care and social assistance all saw employment gains in December.

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Available jobs in transportation

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Last month, employment increased in Newfoundland and Labrador, while it fell in Alberta, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. There was little change in employment seen in the other provinces.

Here’s a look at the unemployment rates by province (and jobs available right now)

Newfoundland and Labrador 11.7 per cent [View jobs in NL]

Prince Edward Island 9.6 per cent [Jobs in PEI]

Nova Scotia 7.1 per cent [Jobs in Nova Scotia]

New Brunswick 8.4 per cent [Available jobs in New Brunswick]

Quebec 5.5 per cent [See jobs in Quebec]

Ontario 5.4 per cent [Job opportunities in Ontario]

Manitoba 6.0 per cent [Jobs in Manitoba]

Saskatchewan 5.6 per cent [Jobs in Saskatchewan]

Alberta 6.4 per cent [Available jobs in Alberta]

British Columbia 4.4 per cent [See jobs in B.C.]

See the complete Labour Force Survey for December 2018 from Statistics Canada

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