Key takeaways from December’s lacklustre jobs report

Construction workers work on a condominium development this past summer. Getty Images

The Canadian economy lost a surprising 45,900 jobs in December and the unemployment rate rose unexpectedly as more people searched for work, Statistics Canada said Friday.

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Canada’s national unemployment rate rose to 7.2 per cent for the final month of the year compared with 6.9 per cent in November.

Economists had been expecting the jobs market to add more than 14,000.

Here’s a look:


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