Infographic 4
Unemployment rate increases during economic downturns, Canada, 1976 to 2020

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Infographic description

The title of the infographic is "Unemployment rate increases during economic downturns, Canada, 1976 to 2020"

This is a linear chart.

The vertical axis shows percentages from 5 to 14 by single increments.

The horizontal axis shows every month from January 1976, to April 2020, by increments of 10 years.

There are three vertical bars in the chart, showing the 1981-1982 recession, the 1990-1992 recession and the 2008-2009 recession.

The chart shows an increase in the unemployment rate from 7.8% in March 2020 to 13.0% in April 2020.

Source(s): Table 14-10-0287-01 (formerly CANSIM table 282-0087).

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