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QuickFacts: Facts and figures about employment in Canada in month of October

OTTAWA – A quick look at October unemployment (previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 7.0 per cent (7.1)

Employment rate: 61.3 per cent (61.2)

Labour force participation rate: 66.0 per cent (65.9)

Number unemployed: 1,352,300 (1,364,500)

Number working: 18,022,500 (17,978,100)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 13.3 per cent (13.5)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.2 per cent (6.4)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.5 per cent (5.5)