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January 2007
Vol. 8, no. 1

Perspectives on Labour and Income

Canada's unemployment mosaic, 2000 to 2006
Ernest B. Akyeampong

  • In terms of having low unemployment rates, the best areas since 2000 have been primarily in the Prairies—Calgary, non-CMA (census metropolitan area) Alberta, and non-CMA Manitoba. The poorest performers have been non-CMA Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, non-CMA Nova Scotia, non-CMA New Brunswick, and Windsor.
  • In both 2000 and 2006, Calgary registered among the lowest unemployment rates (4.5% and 3.2% respectively); the highest rates were recorded in non-CMA Newfoundland and Labrador (21.3% and 19.3%).
  • Of the 16 CMA and non-CMA areas that saw a deterioration in their unemployment rate ranking between 2000 and 2006, 9 were in Ontario. Of the 5 CMAs with the largest drops, 4 were in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe—Oshawa, Hamilton, Toronto, and Windsor.
  • Unemployment duration showed signs of improvement between 2000 and 2006. At the national level, it fell by about 3 weeks, from 19.8 to 16.7. Declines were also registered in most areas—33 of the 38 considered.

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Ernest B. Akyeampong is with the Labour and Household Surveys Analysis Division. He can be reached at 613-951-4624 or

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