Canadian business had 264,000 job vacancies in July, up 32,000 year-over-year; for every vacancy, there were 5.3 jobless people, versus 6 people in July 2011

OTTAWA , October 17, 2012 (press release) – Canadian businesses had 264,000 job vacancies in July, an increase of 32,000 from July 2011. For every job vacancy, there were 5.3 unemployed people, down from 6.0 in July 2011.

The decline in this ratio of unemployment to job vacancies was mainly a result of the increase in job vacancies.

The national job vacancy rate was 1.8% in the three-month period ending in July, up from 1.6% a year earlier.

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