Jobless Rate Spikes In Midwestern OntarioMarch 20, 2017 2:09pm
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.