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OTTAWA — The national unemployment rate was 6.8 per cent in May. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities but cautions the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. (Previous month in brackets.)

— St. John’s, N.L. 6.4 (6.4)

— Halifax 7.0 (6.8)

— Moncton, N.B. 7.7 (7.2)

— Saint John, N.B. 7.4 (8.1)

— Saguenay, Que. 7.8 (7.9)

— Quebec 4.1 (5.0)

— Sherbrooke, Que. 6.6 (6.9)

— Trois-Rivieres, Que. 5.8 (6.1)

— Montreal 8.3 (7.7)

— Gatineau, Que. 7.8 (7.7)

— Ottawa 6.3 (6.6)

— Kingston, Ont. 6.8 (7.2)

— Peterborough, Ont. 7.4 (8.1)

— Oshawa, Ont. 7.9 (7.9)

— Toronto 7.1 (7.3)

— Hamilton, Ont. 5.1 (5.2)

— St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 6.2 (6.4)

— Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 5.8 (6.0)

— Brantford, Ont. 5.7 (5.2)

— Guelph, Ont. 3.7 (4.1)

— London, Ont. 6.1 (6.5)

— Windsor, Ont. 11.0 (11.5)

— Barrie, Ont. 8.2 (7.8)

— Sudbury, Ont. 7.0 (6.6)

— Thunder Bay, Ont. 4.7 (4.7)

— Winnipeg 6.1 (6.1)

— Regina 4.4 (4.7)

— Saskatoon 5.2 (5.1)

— Calgary 5.5 (5.3)

— Edmonton 6.3 (5.8)

— Kelowna, B.C. 3.9 (4.1)

— Abbotsford, B.C. 5.7 (6.0)

— Vancouver 6.2 (6.1)

— Victoria 6.0 (6.1)

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