Unemployment stays flat in November

OTTAWA — Following two months of notable gains, employment was little changed in November, according to new StatCan figures. The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 6.6%. Compared with November 2013, employment increased by 146,000, with part-time and full-time work up 1.9% and 0.6% respectively. Over the same period, the total number of hours worked was little changed (+0.1%). In the six months to November, employment grew by an average of 21,300 per month, compared with an average of 3,000 per month for December 2013 to May 2014.