Canada gains 27,100 jobs in August
The Canadian Unemployment rate edged up from 8.6% to 8.7% in August. There are signs of recovery though.
Canada had the largest increase in jobs during August. 27,100 jobs were created according to Statistics Canada. The news aren't all rosy though. Most jobs were in the part time category and students were struggling to find summer jobs.
The new jobs were in the private sector and concentrated among adult women in the finance sector, retail and wholesale trade and real estate.
Saskatchewan lost the most jobs in August, 3200. Saskatchewan has recently experienced a boom in jobs in the energy sector.
Canada's economy created a surprisingly strong 27,100 jobs in August, one of the biggest gains since the recession began last fall, Statistics Canada says.
But the unemployment rate edged up to 8.7 per cent from 8.6 per cent in July as more Canadians began looking for work.
The picture wasn't all rosy, however, as all of the jobs were in the part-time category and students continued to struggle to find summer jobs.
The agency says the new jobs were in the private sector, and concentrated among adult women in the finance sector, retail and wholesale trade and real estate.
Regionally, only Saskatchewan experienced significant job losses in August, losing 3,200 workers.
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