Jobless Rate Spikes In Midwestern Ontario

The unemployment rate in midwestern Ontario rose sharply to 6.3% in February.

That’s higher than Ontario’s jobless rate which sits at 6.2%, up from 6%.

January’s local jobless rate was 5.2%

In February, employment in the Stratford to Bruce Peninsula region decreased by 2,200, including 1,400 full time positions.

Agriculture and construction represented the majority of job losses.