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Canada / 5.7 unemployed people for every job vacancy, up from 5.1 one year earlier

In October, there were 231,000 job vacancies among Canadian businesses, a decline of 37,000 compared with October 2012. There were 5.7 unemployed people for every job vacancy, up from 5.1 one year earlier, as the decline in vacancies was at a faster pace than the decline in the number of unemployed people.

The national job vacancy rate was 1.6% in October, down from 1.8% 12 months earlier.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at 

Statistics Canada

via The Daily — Job vacancies in brief, three-month average ending in October 2013.

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3 thoughts on “Canada / 5.7 unemployed people for every job vacancy, up from 5.1 one year earlier

  1. Last I checked there were about 20 applicants to every job in England!
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    Posted by literarylydi | January 21, 2014, 1:41 pm

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