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Canada records higher employment in August

Published by Stephanie Brooks on September 07, 2012

As a result of an increase in part-time work in August, employment for the month rose by 34,000, according the Labour Force Survey by Statistics Canada.

While employment rose in Quebec, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the unemployment rate stayed the same, at 7.3 per cent.

The added employment was recorded primarily in transportation and warehousing, professional, scientific and technical services, business, building and other support services, and natural resources.

On a year-over-year basis, public sector employment rose 1.9 per cent and the number of private sector employees rose one per cent, while self-employment remained unchanged.

Employment among individuals aged 55 and over jumped, while it fell among youths aged 15 to 24.

For more information, see the survey, here.

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