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QuickStats: Facts and figures about employment in Canada in month of August

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

Unemployment rate: 7.0 per cent (6.8)

Employment rate: per cent 61.3 (61.3)

Labour force participation rate: per cent 65.9 (65.7)

Number unemployed: 1,346,100 (1,306,000)

Number working: 17,966,000 (17,954,000)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment: 13.1 per cent (13.2)

Men (25 plus) unemployment: per cent 6.3 (6.1)

Women (25 plus) unemployment: per cent 5.4 (5.2)