Job vacancies fall to 353,000 in Q4: Statscan

British Columbia offers most hope for people seeking work

OTTAWA (Reuters) — Canada's job vacancies fell in the fourth quarter to 353,000, with the Pacific province of British Columbia offering the most hope for people seeking work, data from Statistics Canada showed on Thursday.

The data showed a job vacancy rate of 2.3 per cent in the fourth quarter, down from 2.6 per cent in the third.

In February the agency had reported 401,000 job vacancies in the third quarter.

NOTE: The job vacancy survey data are not seasonally adjusted.

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