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The unemployment rate in Québec slightly increases in December 

According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, 4,283,600 jobs (seasonally adjusted) were held in Québec in December 2018, which represents 3,700 more jobs than the previous month. Compared to December of last year, this number represents a decrease of 300 jobs.

The unemployment rate in Québec increased slightly in December at 5.5 per cent.

To learn more: Statistics Canada’s official release

 

 

An Increase of the Employment in Québec for the Fourth Quarter of 2018

According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, 4,272,500 jobs (seasonally adjusted) were held in Québec during the fourth quarter of 2018, which represents 21,200 more jobs than in the previous quarter. Moreover, compared to the fourth quarter of last year, this number represents an increase of 7,400 positions.

The unemployment rate in Québec was down 0.1 percentage point compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, standing at 5.4 per cent.