The Canadian economy lost 51,600 net jobs last month. Statistics Canada says the jobless rate hit six per cent last month, up from 5.8 per cent in July. 92,000 part-time jobs were lost. The number of full-time jobs rose by 40,400. Saskatchewan’s rate went from 6.6 to 6.7 per cent. Four provinces had higher rates. Saskatoon went from 7.1 to 7.2 per cent. Of 34 cities surveyed, only three had higher numbers.
(GW/The Canadian Press)