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Windsor's unemployment rate drops for November

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Statistics Canada says Victoria's unemployment rate fell another half percent to 3.3 in November

Ontario was Canada's job-gains leader, employing 44,000 more people, boosted largely by manufacturing and wholesale and resale trade; the province's unemployment rate was 5.5 per cent, its lowest since July 2000, Statistics Canada said.

Nationally, the unemployment rate tumbled from 6.3 to 5.9 per cent, as almost 80,000 jobs were added.

British Columbia added 18,000 jobs in the month, and its jobless rate remained at 4.8 per cent, the lowest among the provinces.

According to Statistics Canada, they gathered the data between November 5 to November 11 and the figure has been adjusted to account for seasonal workers who may have transitioned out of work.

The last time the unemployment rate was 5.9 per cent was February 2008, before the global financial crisis.

The November Labour Force Survey follows on the heels on the latest data from Canada's 2016 census, which showed that immigrants constituted almost 25 per cent of the Canadian workforce in 2016.

The numbers show employment increased for the second month in a row in November, with the addition of 80,000 new jobs across Canada. "It was the largest monthly increase in more than five years, and marked the 12th consecutive gain - an unusual streak that speaks of durability", said Sal Guatieri, senior economist with Bank of Montreal Capital Markets, in a research note.

Canada's unemployment rate dropped to its lowest point in almost a decade in November, Statistics Canada's new Labour Force Survey reports.

Over the past year, employment was up 2.1 per cent, with all the gains in full-time work, as part-time employment was down slightly.

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