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01/08/2016 08:41 EST | Updated 01/08/2017 00:12 EST

QuickStats: Facts and figures about employment in Canada in month of December

OTTAWA — A quick look at December unemployment (previous month in brackets):

Unemployment rate: 7.1 per cent (7.1)

Employment rate: 61.2 per cent (61.2)

Labour force participation rate: 65.9 per cent (65.8)

Number unemployed: 1,386,400 (1,364,800)

Number working: 18,009,600 (17,986,800)

Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 13.0 per cent (12.7)

Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 6.6 per cent (6.5)

Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.6 per cent (5.7)

The Canadian Press

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