Canadian businesses reported 229,000 job vacancies in September, down 41,000 from September 2012. For every job vacancy, there were 6.0 unemployed people, up from 5.2 one year earlier. The increase in the unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio was the result of fewer job vacancies, as the number of unemployed people was little changed.
Ratio increases in six provinces
The unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio increased in six provinces, as a result of fewer job vacancies.
Prince Edward Island had the largest change in the unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio, up from 8.0 unemployed people for every job vacancy in September 2012 to 15.5 in September 2013.
Chart 1 Unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio, all unemployed, by province, three-month average, September 2012 and September 2013
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