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P.E.I.’s June unemployment rate second highest in Canada

Canada's unemployment rates for Junes 2018
Canada's unemployment rates for Junes 2018 - Katie Smith

Prince Edward Island's unemployment numbers for June have dropped slightly from the previous month, leaving the province with the second highest unemployment rate in the country next to Newfoundland and Labrador.

Canada’s national unemployment rate was six per cent. With an 8.9 per cent unemployment rate, P.E.I.’s was nearly three per cent higher than the national average.


Jobless rates last month by province (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

- Newfoundland and Labrador per cent 15.5 (14.5)

- Prince Edward Island 8.9 (9.3)

- Nova Scotia 7.9 (7.2)

- New Brunswick 7.5 (7.3)

- Quebec 5.4 (5.3)

- Ontario 5.9 (5.7)

- Manitoba 6.1 (6.5)

- Saskatchewan 6.3 (6.8)

- Alberta 6.5 (6.2)

- British Columbia 5.2 (4.8)

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