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Labour Force Information

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January 13 to 19, 2008


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January 2008

Employment grew by an estimated 46,000 in January, boosting the employment rate to a record high (63.8%). These gains pushed the unemployment rate back down to 5.8%, matching the 33-year low also reported in October 2007.

Chart 1 Employment and unemployment rates, Canada, seasonally adjusted