Statistics Canada’s monthly Labour Force Survey has become a showcase for Quebec’s minor economic miracle.
Once an economic basket case, the province is now in competition with British Columbia for the title of Canada’s most impressive regional economy.
Among the Big Four provinces, Quebec alone recorded an increase in employment in July, StatCan reported on Aug. 9. The province’s unemployment rate in July, and for the third time in four months, was 4.9 per cent, the lowest in a database that dates to 1976. The Canadian rate was 5.7 per cent.
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