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Unemployment rate rises

Published by Steve Coleman on November 04, 2011

Manufacturing led the way as 54,000 fewer people collected pay cheques in October.

Manufacturing and construction led the way as Canada's unemployment rate rose 0.2 percentage points for the month to 7.3 per cent.

While Statistics Canada says the number of full-time workers declined by 72,000 in October, full-time employment has increased 1.6 per cent (226,000 more people working) compared to the same time in 2010. Over the same time period, the total number of hours people worked increased 1.6 per cent.

Employment fell in Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. It increased in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Alberta British Columbia
Manitoba New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador Nova Scotia
Ontario Québec
Prince Edward Island Saskatchewan