Red Deer unemployment rate rises in August

Red Deer unemployment rate rises in August

Red Deer unemployment rate rises in August

But it's a different story for B.C., with data released Friday (Sept. 6) from Statistics Canada revealing the province added 9,900 jobs to the labour force compared with the 51,600 jobs lost across Canada.

However, August also featured a notable bright spot: full-time jobs rose by 40,400.

Those are the latest figures from the Government of Canada's most recent Labour Force Survey (LFS).

Some commentary, he noted, had connected the jump to a summertime hiring boost in the university sector that many expected would recede in the subsequent months.

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"This was yet another month of jobs numbers with odd details", TD senior economist Brian DePratto said in a note to investors.

He described the Statistics Canada employment report as "always volatile and at times implausible".

Meantime the rate in the Cariboo region is also down a point and a half from a year ago and sat at 5.0 percent last month.

There was another slide in average hourly wage growth, which closely watched by the Bank of Canada.

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In Saskatchewan, the rate increased slightly to 6.7 per cent, meanwhile, Alberta remained unchanged at a rate of 6.7 per cent. Stats Canada says unemployment did increase in Alberta but had no effect on the rate.

The drop last month was fuelled by a loss of 92,000 part-time positions.

Ontario bared the brunt of losses in the professional, scientific, technical services industries.

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