Unemployment rates for March, by city

St. John's, Calgary, Edmonton see highest rates
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/08/2019
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The unemployment rate was 7.8 per cent in March for St. John's, according to Statistics Canada.REUTERS/Chris Wattie

OTTAWA (CP) — The national unemployment rate was 5.8 per cent in March. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities.

It cautions, however, that the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples.

Here are the jobless rates last month by city (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

• St. John's, N.L. 7.8 per cent (7.4)

• Halifax 4.9 (4.9)

• Moncton, N.B. 5.8 (5.8)

• Saint John, N.B. 5.6 (6.0)

• Saguenay, Que. 4.8 (4.9)

• Quebec 3.6 (3.9)

• Sherbrooke, Que. 3.8 (4.4)

• Trois-Rivieres, Que. 5.4 (5.3)

• Montreal 5.7 (5.9)

• Gatineau, Que. 5.5 (5.2)

• Ottawa 4.9 (5.0)

• Kingston, Ont. 4.8 (5.3)

• Peterborough, Ont. 6.7 (6.6)

• Oshawa, Ont. 5.0 (5.1)

• Toronto 6.6 (6.3)

• Hamilton, Ont. 3.5 (3.7)

• St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 6.6 (6.8)

• Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 4.7 (4.7)

• Brantford, Ont. 4.7 (4.6)

• Guelph, Ont. 2.2 (1.7)

• London, Ont. 5.0 (5.4)

• Windsor, Ont. 5.5 (5.2)

• Barrie, Ont. 6.3 (5.2)

• Sudbury, Ont. 5.9 (6.0)

• Thunder Bay, Ont. 6.3 (6.0)

• Winnipeg 5.4 (5.6)

• Regina 4.6 (4.8)

• Saskatoon 6.1 (6.1)

• Calgary 7.7 (7.6)

• Edmonton 7.1 (7.0)

• Kelowna, B.C. 3.9 (3.5)

• Abbotsford-Mission, B.C. 5.4 (5.0)

• Vancouver 4.8 (4.9)

• Victoria 3.0 (3.2)

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