Table 8
Regional unemployment rates used by the Employment Insurance program1, seasonally adjusted, 3 month moving average

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Regional unemployment rates used by the Employment Insurance program1, seasonally adjusted, 3 month moving average
Table summary
This table displays the regional unemployment rates used by the Employment Insurance program. The data in this table is seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average. The row headers provide information for the regions by province. The column header provides information on the regional unemployment rates (in percent) for the effective dates.
Region Effective from February 7, 2016 to March 12, 2016
  percent
Newfoundland and Labrador  
01. St. John's 6.7
02. Newfoundland and Labrador 2 19.8
Prince Edward Island 3  
65. Charlottetown 7.0
66. Prince Edward Island 4 12.9
Nova Scotia  
04. Eastern Nova Scotia 16.0
05. Western Nova Scotia 9.0
06. Halifax 6.5
New Brunswick  
07. Fredericton—Moncton—Saint John 7.4
08. Madawaska—Charlotte 8.8
09. Restigouche—Albert 13.2
Quebec  
10. Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine 17.2
11. Québec 5.4
12. Trois-Rivières 7.2
13. South Central Quebec 5.0
14. Sherbrooke 7.0
15. Montérégie 6.1
16. Montréal 8.6
17. Central Quebec 7.9
18. North Western Quebec 8.4
19. Bas-Saint-Laurent—Côte-Nord 9.8
20. Hull 6.0
21. Chicoutimi—Jonquière 7.6
Ontario  
22. Ottawa 6.4
23. Eastern Ontario 7.1
24. Kingston 6.4
25. Central Ontario 6.7
26. Oshawa 6.4
27. Toronto 7.1
28. Hamilton 6.4
29. St. Catharines 8.6
30. London 5.7
31. Niagara 8.5
32. Windsor 9.6
33. Kitchener 6.5
34. Huron 8.3
35. South Central Ontario 5.1
36. Sudbury 8.8
37. Thunder Bay 6.3
38. Northern Ontario 12.2
Manitoba  
39. Winnipeg 6.3
40. Southern Manitoba 6.3
41. Northern Manitoba 35.2
Saskatchewan  
42. Regina 4.1
43. Saskatoon 6.1
44. Southern Saskatchewan 7.5
45. Northern Saskatchewan 19.5
Alberta  
46. Calgary 7.9
47. Edmonton 6.5
48. Northern Alberta 12.5
49. Southern Alberta 8.1
British Columbia  
50. Southern Interior British Columbia 9.0
51. Abbotsford 7.2
52. Vancouver 5.8
53. Victoria 6.7
54. Southern Coastal British Columbia 9.3
55. Northern British Columbia 11.9
Territories 3 , 5  
59. Whitehorse 6.2
60. Yukon 6 9.4
61. Yellowknife 5.0
62. Northwest Territories 7 14.4
63. Iqaluit 4.5
64. Nunavut 8 20.9
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.
This region excludes St. John's.
Prince Edward Island as well as the territories are each comprised of two regions effective October 12, 2014.
This region excludes Charlottetown.
The monthly regional unemployment rates for EI purposes in the territories are subject to the greater of a seasonally adjusted 3 month moving average or 12 month moving average.
This region excludes Whitehorse.
This region excludes Yellowknife.
This region excludes Iqaluit.
Note(s):
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.
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