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Fewer full-time jobs, more part-time: StatsCan

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There were 3,000 fewer Manitobans employed in October than in September, according to Statistics Canada.

Manitoba lost 4,300 full-time jobs in October, while the number of part-time jobs rose.

The province’s unemployment rate stood at 5.5 per cent, third lowest in the country.

Meanwhile, there were 2,800 more Manitobans employed in October 2013 compared with the same month a year ago. However, the number of full-time workers fell by 6,300 during the 12-month period, while the number of part-time employees increased by more than 9,000.

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Updated on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:13 AM CST: Corrects grammatical error in headline.

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