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Unemployment Rate and Canadian-Born People

cent: The unemployment rate for working-aged immigrants in Canada is 6.4 per cent as of 2017, according to CTV. In contrast, the unemployment rate for Canadian-born people was five per cent in the same year. According to a Dec. 24 report from Statistics Canada, the immigrant unemployment level is at its lowest since 2006, when the data first started to be collected. The research released on Dec. 24 looked at the Canadian immigration labour market data between 2006 and 2017. It found that in 2017 the core working-age immigrant employment rate rose to 78.9 per cent, the highest it's been since Canada's data agency started tracking newcomers' employment rates. Specifically the findings are based on data from the monthly Labour Force Survey, focused on landed immigrants aged 25-54, known as the core working-age. ( As reported in the news.