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

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

Unemployment rate: 6.5 per cent (6.8)

Employment rate: 61.6 per cent (61.5)

Labour force participation rate: 66.0 per cent (66.0)

Number unemployed: 1,258,800 (1,297,700)

Number working: 17,968,600 (17,925,500)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment: 12.6 per cent (13.5)

Men (25 plus) unemployment: 5.8 per cent (5.9)

Women (25 plus) unemployment: 5.1 per cent (5.1)