Job vacancies in Canadian businesses fell 21,000 in three months ended in February versus same period a year ago, to 194,000; number of unemployed persons per job vacancy rose to 7.0 from 6.3 a year earlier: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA , May 20, 2014 (press release) – There were 194,000 job vacancies among Canadian businesses in February, a decline of 21,000 compared with February 2013. There were 7.0 unemployed people for every job vacancy, up from 6.3 one year earlier. This increase in the ratio of unemployment to job vacancy was mostly the result of the decline in job vacancies.

The national job vacancy rate was 1.3% in February, down from 1.5% a year earlier.

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