The unemployment rate is falling again in Quebec and across the country

Employment rose in September in Quebec (+ 77,000) and Canada (+378,000), while the unemployment rate fell to 7.4% and 9% respectively in the province and the country .

This is indicated by the most recent data from Statistics Canada, released on Friday.

Thus, the unemployment rate in Quebec experienced its fifth consecutive monthly decline. As a reminder, before the economic downturn, it had been on a downtrend for four years and had hit a historic low of 5.1%, on average, in 2019.

Meanwhile, after increasing by 630,000 in the previous four months, employment in the province increased by 77,000 in September (+ 1.8%).

“Educational services and accommodation and food services contributed the most to the increase recorded in September,” the federal agency said in its press release.

Domestically, employment grew by 378,000 (+ 2.1%) in September, bringing employment down to 720,000 (-3.7%) from its level in February before COVID -19.

“Most of the increase in employment observed in September was recorded in full-time work, which increased by 334,000 (+ 2.1%), after increasing by 206,000 (+ 1.4% ) in August, ”said the statistics agency.

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Victoria Smith who hails from Toronto, Canada currently runs this news portofolio who completed Masters in Political science from University of Toronto. She started her career with BBC then relocated to TorontoStar as senior political reporter. She is caring and hardworking.

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