Last month, Canada’s unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent from 7.4 percent in June, two percentage points lower than the United States. While economic forecasts predicted that 15,000 jobs would be added in July, 25,000 new full-time positions were created, aiding in the drop of the unemployment rate.
The most job gains were in manufacturing, construction, transportation, warehousing and retail and wholesale.
One province in particular experienced high job growth. The Government of Saskatchewan’s job posting website, saskjobs.ca, had more than 12,000 job postings last month. This was a 40 percent increase from July 2010. The majority of the jobs added were for full-time positions. Most of the job postings were for the trades and primary industry in addition to natural and applied sciences.
Currently, the province of Saskatchewan has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada. Quebec has also been experiencing decreases in its unemployment rate.
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