Regional unemployment rates used by the Employment Insurance program,1 three-month moving average, seasonally adjusted
|December 8, 2019 to January 11, 2020|
|Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Newfoundland and Labrador2||16.5|
|Prince Edward Island3|
|Prince Edward Island4||10.7|
|Eastern Nova Scotia||13.8|
|Western Nova Scotia||8.2|
|South Central Quebec||3.2|
|North Western Quebec||5.9|
|Lower Saint Lawrence and North Shore||6.1|
|South Central Ontario||4.5|
|Southern Interior British Columbia||6.2|
|Southern Coastal British Columbia||6.8|
|Northern British Columbia||10.6|
All regions are based on the 1996 Census boundaries, with the exception of those in Prince Edward Island and in the territories, which respect the 2011 Census boundaries.
Table 14-10-0354-01 (formerly CANSIM table 282-0168).
Table note 1
The boundaries of these regions are determined by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). For geographic descriptions and maps of employment insurance regions, see the ESDC website: http://srv129.services.gc.ca/eiregions/en/geocont.aspx.
Table note 2
This region excludes St. John's.
Table note 3
Prince Edward Island as well as the territories are each comprised of two regions effective October 12, 2014.
Table note 4
This region excludes Charlottetown.
Table note 5
The monthly regional unemployment rate for EI purposes in the territories is subject to the highest between the seasonally adjusted three-month moving average and twelve-month moving average.
Table note 6
This region excludes Whitehorse.
Table note 7
This region excludes Yellowknife.
Table note 8
This region excludes Iqaluit.
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