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Quebec: the lowest unemployment rate in Canada as before the pandemic

Quebec: the lowest unemployment rate in Canada as before the pandemic

Good news for employment in Quebec and the rest of Canada. According to the latest Statistics Canada data, the unemployment rate in Quebec stands at 4.5% for November 2021, the same as in February 2020 before the pandemic. There were 45,500 jobs created in November in Quebec (+ 1.1%). The unemployment rate fell by 1.1 percentage points. Quebec is the province with the lowest unemployment rate in the country.

Across Canada, we can note an employment increase of 154,000 (+ 0.8%) in November, as well as an unemployment rate that fell to 6%. According to Statistics Canada, employment increased 0.8% last month across the country. This is the sixth consecutive monthly drop in the unemployment rate in Canada since March 2021.

In contrast, for Canada as a whole, the unemployment rate has not returned to the pre-pandemic level. In fact, in February 2020, Canada had an unemployment rate of 5.6%.

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