Jobless Rate Jumps Over 1% In October

THE CANADIAN PRESS

At this time past year, Victoria's unemployment rate was five per cent.

Compared with a year ago, employment was up by 308,100 jobs as the number of full-time jobs increased by 396,800 and the number of part-time positions fell by 88,700.

Employment in Ontario edged up by 5,200 jobs in October from September as a gain of 22,000 full-time jobs was partially offset by a loss of 16,700 part-time jobs.

Canada added 35,300 jobs in October from September to a total of nearly 18.5 million jobs as gains in full-time work offset a loss of part-time jobs, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada.

London continued to have a worst labour participation rate in the country.

It's the first time the jobless rate has been above 6 per cent in London since June.

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"After modest net job gains through the summer, October's strong result suggest there is still some life left in the economic upswing", Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter wrote in a report.

Jobs increased by 35,300 in October from the previous month, Statistics Canada said Friday from Ottawa, more than double the 15,000 median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists.

Saskatchewan also noted major year-over-year gains with jobs in construction up 1,800, transportation and warehousing up 1,300 and other services up 2,200.

As Alberta's economy has returned to growth, the unemployment rate has been trending downward, but it remains well above pre-recession levels.

As for which sectors were hardest hit, Ferrao says he only has stats for the Thompson-Okanagan region where the unemployment rate rose from 6.9 per cent to 8 per cent this year.

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