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The unemployment rate in Québec slightly decreases in September

According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, 4,245,000 jobs (seasonally adjusted) were held in Québec in September 2018, which represents 8,300 fewer jobs than the previous month. Compared to September of last year, this number represents an increase of 16,100 jobs.

The unemployment rate in Québec decreased slightly in September at 5.3 per cent.

To learn more: Statistics Canada’s official release

 

 

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

According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, 4,251,300 jobs (seasonally adjusted) were held in Québec during the third quarter of 2018, which represents 15,500 fewer jobs than in the previous quarter. Moreover, compared to the third quarter of last year, this number represents an increase of 17,500 positions.

The unemployment rate in Québec was down 0.4 percentage point compared to the third quarter of 2017, standing at 5.5 per cent.