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National employment numbers for November from Statistics Canada, at a glance

OTTAWA — A quick look at Canada's November employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets): Unemployment rate: 8.5 per cent (8.9) Employment rate: 59.5 per cent (59.4) Participation rate: 65.1 per cent (65.

Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for November, by Canadian city

OTTAWA — The national unemployment rate was 8.5 per cent in November. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities.

Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for November, by province

OTTAWA — Canada's national unemployment rate was 8.5 per cent in November. Here are the jobless rates last month by province (numbers from the previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador 12.2 per cent (12.8) — Prince Edward Island 10.
Statistics Canada says merchandise trade deficit held stead in October at $3.8B

Statistics Canada says merchandise trade deficit held stead in October at $3.8B

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country's merchandise trade deficit held steady at $3.8 billion in October as both exports and imports climbed higher.
Laurentian Bank reports Q4 profit down from year ago, but beats expectations

Laurentian Bank reports Q4 profit down from year ago, but beats expectations

MONTREAL — Laurentian Bank Financial Group beat expectations even as it reported its fourth-quarter profit slipped to $36.8 million compared with $41.3 million a year earlier.

CWB reports Q4 profit down from year ago, still beats expectations

EDMONTON — CWB Financial Group reported its fourth-quarter profit edged down from a year ago, but the bank still beat expectations. The bank says it earned net income available to common shareholders of $63.
Hydrogen's future remains murky despite home heating projects in Alberta and Ontario

Hydrogen's future remains murky despite home heating projects in Alberta and Ontario

CALGARY — It seems like a no-brainer to use clean-burning hydrogen to offset the environmental negatives of natural gas for warming homes, but pilot projects to do just that starting next year illustrate nothing is simple about this trendy new energy
India's winter of discontent: Farmers rise up against Modi

India's winter of discontent: Farmers rise up against Modi

NEW DELHI — A chilly breeze whirls through New Delhi in the mornings and the sun is partly obscured by toxic haze, a marker of another winter in the Indian capital. But along the city's borders, this year is visibly and viscerally different.
California ties new COVID-19 rules to hospital capacity

California ties new COVID-19 rules to hospital capacity

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is on the brink of a new stay-at-home order that would close businesses and curb travel in regions that could see hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus patients. Gov.
Alberta tops 1,800 new daily COVID cases, chief doctor warns rural rates rising

Alberta tops 1,800 new daily COVID cases, chief doctor warns rural rates rising

EDMONTON — As Alberta recorded another daily record of COVID-19 cases Thursday, its chief medical officer of health warned that rural areas are feeling the effects.