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QuickStats: Facts and figures about employment in Canada for July

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

Unemployment rate: 6.9 per cent (6.8)

Employment rate: 60.9 per cent (61.0)

Labour force participation rate: 65.4 per cent (65.5)

Number unemployed: 1,344,800 (1,326,300)

Number working: 18,023,300 (18,054,500)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 13.3 per cent (13.0)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.3 per cent (6.3)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.4 per cent (5.3)