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Job Report in Canada, August 2018 – Employment fell by 52,000 and unemployment up at 6.0%

Following two months of increases, employment fell by 52,000 in August. Part-time employment declined by 92,000 while full-time employment edged up. At the same time, the unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage points to 6.0%.

On a year-over-year basis, employment grew by 172,000 or 0.9%. Full-time employment increased (+326,000 or +2.2%), while the number of people working part-time declined (-154,000 or -4.3%). Over the same period, total hours worked were up 1.6%.

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Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at The Daily — Labour Force Survey, August 2018

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