Jobless Rate Does Not Change In WindsorSeptember 8, 2017 8:55am
The unemployment rate did not change in Windsor last month from July according to Statistics Canada.
It was still 6.2% — a full percentage point higher than it was in June.
The agency says a net total of 22,000 jobs were added to the national economy, most of which were in Ontario, for an unemployment rate of 6.2%, down 0.1%.
Adjusted to the same criteria as the U.S. rate is was 5.3% with a labour participation rate of 65.7%. The American jobless rate was 4.4% with 62.9% of the population employed.
Ontario’s economy added 31,000 jobs mostly in finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing. The provincial rate was 5.7%, a drop of .4% in August.
London had 5.4% employment, down .2% from July.
The lowest unemployment rate was in Quebec City, Quebec at 3.8%, and the highest, in St.John’s Newfoundland at 15.1%.