July 5, 2019 – Quebec unemployment dropped to 4.9 per cent for the second time in 2019 in June, the lowest figure in 43 years.

The French-speaking province moved to just 0.4 percentage points behind British Columbia, which maintained the lowest provincial unemployment at 4.5 per cent.

Nationally, June was a consolidatory month that saw unemployment edge up by 0.1 percentage point to 5.5 per cent.

The second quarter saw employment rise by 132,000, dominated by full-time work. In the last year, Canada has now added 421,000 jobs, a rise of 2.3 per cent.

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