OTTAWA - Canada's national unemployment rate was 5.5 per cent in September. Here are the jobless rates last month by province (numbers from the previous month in brackets):

— Newfoundland and Labrador 11.5 per cent (13.1)

— Prince Edward Island 8.8 (8.9)

— Nova Scotia 7.2 (7.9)

— New Brunswick 8.3 (8.6)

— Quebec 4.8 (4.7)

— Ontario 5.3 (5.6)

— Manitoba 5.0 (5.6)

— Saskatchewan 5.3 (5.1)

— Alberta 6.6 (7.2)

— British Columbia 4.8 (5.0)

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