Canada saw its unemployment rate edge down as it added 83,600 jobs in October, despite many provinces reimposing restrictions due to the second wave of COVID-19.
The Canada jobs Labour Force Survey showed the unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage points to 8.9 per cent compared to September.
Of the employment increase, the majority was in full-time work, where 69,000 jobs were added. Self-employment grew by 33,000, while the number of people working from home increased by 150,000.
Demographically, women aged 25 to 54 saw the biggest employment gains, adding 40,000 jobs for an unemployment rate of 6.6 per cent.
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