Unemployment rate

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Methodology

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the total number of people of labour-force age that is unemployed. Note that to be considered “unemployed,” a person must be aged fifteen or over, not have a job, and be actively searching for employment.

The data provided by Statistics Canada is monthly and deseasonalized; this eliminates the impact of seasonal variations and makes it possible to compare data throughout the year.

Methodology

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the total number of people of labour-force age that is unemployed. Note that to be considered “unemployed,” a person must be aged fifteen or over, not have a job, and be actively searching for employment.

The data for the 5 census metropolitan areas (CMA) provided monthly by Statistics Canada is deseasonalized. It eliminates the impact of seasonal variations thus making it possible to compare data throughout the year.