Unemployment rate way up in Kamloops

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At this time previous year, Victoria's unemployment rate was five per cent.

Windsor's unemployment rate made a significant jump last month, according to Statistics Canada.

Greater Sudbury added 400 jobs in October, Statistics Canada said Friday.

It's the first time the jobless rate has been above 6 per cent in London since June.

That trend seemed to continue across the country, as the Canadian economy continued to churn out more jobs in October, even amid forecasts that economic growth is slowing in the second half of the year.

"After modest net job gains through the summer, October's strong result suggest there is still some life left in the economic upswing", Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter wrote in a report.

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The Bank of Canada, citing the need to remove monetary stimulus as the economy strengthened, raised interest rates in July and September and said it would closely review data before deciding whether to hike again.

The unemployment rate in western Alberta held steady at 5.8 per cent last month.

Employment for youth - an area that Poloz has given particular emphasis - increased by 17,500 with the participation rate for that group up by 1 percentage point to 63.7 percent. Saskatchewan lost 4,000 jobs in October.

Statscan said the trade deficit remained at C$3.18 billion ($2.50 billion) as imports and exports dropped for a fourth consecutive month.

There were 18,400 new jobs created in the construction industry, while the number of jobs in information, culture and recreation swelled by 15,300.

A 10.6 per cent drop in exports of motor vehicles and parts were offset in part by a 7.2 per cent increase in exports of energy products.

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