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4 August 2017

Unemployment at an all-time low


Quebec's economy is doing well!Our plan is working; our commitments are bearing fruit!Philippe Couillard's government…

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Data on employment for the month of July 2017: Creation of 32,000 full-time jobs in Quebec

Québec City, August 4, 2017. – In July 2017, employment increased in Quebec with the creation of 32,000 full-time jobs. The unemployment rate sank to 5.8% (-0.2 percentage points), which amounts to the lowest monthly rate since the start of data compilation in 1976.

Today, François Blais, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region, reviewed the most recent employment data produced by Statistics Canada.

Quote:

Since our government’s arrival, 197,000 jobs have been created in Quebec, 174,700 of them full-time. This enviable situation has encouraged us to pursue and diversify the actions we take to further stimulate Quebec’s economic growth, for instance, by fostering training for the current and future workforce. We are convinced that prioritizing skills development will allow for the largest number of people to be integrated into the workplace, which will contribute to prosperity across Quebec.

–  François Blais, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region

Highlights:

  • 124,300 jobs were created in Quebec within the last twelve months, of which 101,400 are full-time jobs.
  • During this period, the average employment growth in Quebec was of 3% compared to 2.1% for Canada as a whole.