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Canada – For every job vacancy, there were 5.8 unemployed people in June

Canadian businesses reported 235,000 job vacancies in June, up 15,000 compared with 12 months earlier. For every job vacancy, there were 5.8 unemployed people, down slightly from 6.2 in June 2013, the result of more job vacancies.

Unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio declined in Ontario and British Columbia

In Ontario, there were 7.1 unemployed people for every job vacancy, down from 8.4 in June 2013, as there were more job vacancies in the province.

Chart 1 Unemployment-to-job vacancies ratio, all unemployed, by province, three-month average, June 2013 and June 2014

 

The ratio in British Columbia declined from 5.1 to 4.3 in the 12 months to June. The ratio declined as a result of fewer people being unemployed in the province, as the number of job vacancies was little changed.

In the remaining provinces, the unemployment-to-job vacancy ratios were little changed compared with June 2013.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at The Daily — Job vacancies, three-month average ending in June 2014.

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