Here’s a quick glance at unemployment rates for January, by Canadian city

OTTAWA — The national unemployment rate was 5.8 per cent in January. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities. It cautions, however, that the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. Here are the jobless rates last month by city (numbers from the previous month in brackets):— St. John’s, N.L. 7.4 per cent (7.4)— Halifax 5.1 (5.6)— Moncton, N.B. 5.4 (5.2)— Saint John, N.B. 6.2 (6.3)— Saguenay, Que. 4.8 (5.1)— Quebec 3.8 (3.9)— Sherbrooke, Que. 5.2 (5.4)— Trois-Rivieres, Que. 5.2 (5.3)— Montreal 6.1 (6.0)— Gatineau, Que. 5.0 (4.8)— Ottawa 5.3 (5.0)— Kingston, Ont. 5.8 (6.0)— Peterborough, Ont. 5.9 (5.0)— Oshawa, Ont. 5.6 (5.7)— Toronto 6.1 (6.0)— Hamilton, Ont. 3.9 (4.3)— St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 6.8 (7.0)— Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 4.9 (5.1)— Brantford, Ont. 5.9 (6.3)— Guelph, Ont. 1.9 (2.3)— London, Ont. 5.2 (5.0)— Windsor, Ont. 5.2 (5.3)— Barrie, Ont. 5.1 (4.9)— Sudbury, Ont. 6.7 (6.3)— Thunder Bay, Ont. 5.5 (5.2)— Winnipeg 5.7 (5.8)— Regina 4.8 (5.7)— Saskatoon 5.8 (5.6)— Calgary 7.3 (7.5)— Edmonton 6.4 (6.3)— Kelowna, B.C. 3.1 (3.3)— Abbotsford-Mission, B.C. 4.8 (4.5)— Vancouver 4.8 (4.5)— Victoria 3.6 (3.6)The Canadian Press read more

Bank of Canada daily avg for the Cdn dollar 7950 cents US

The average value for the Canadian dollar on Thursday was 79.50 cents US, down 0.12 of a cent from Wednesday.The U.S. dollar was at C$1.2578, up 0.18 of a cent.Pound sterling was at C$1.6519, down one cent, and US$1.3133, down 0.99 of a cent.The Euro was at C$1.4928, up 0.38 of a cent.Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada.