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Chart: Unemployment rates in Canada's major cities

Toronto and Montreal have unemployment rates nearly twice those of Alberta's boom cities.

Statistics Canada published unemployment rates Friday, including the national average, which is currently sitting at 7.3%. Compare that with some of the cities below, the data for which was also included by StatsCan. I’ve narrowed the list down to Canada’s nine largest cities and Halifax, for the sake of East Coast representation. The unemployment rates are seasonally adjusted, three-month moving averages. As you can see, Toronto and Montreal have unemployment rates nearly twice those of Alberta’s boom cities. For the full list, click here.