Jobless Rate Inches Upwards Locally

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Following the loss of 10,700 net jobs across Canada last month, the unemployment rate inched upwards nationally, provincially and in Windsor.

Windsor’s unemployment rate rose to 9%, up from 8.9% in October. In London, the rate rose to 7.8%. It was 7.5% in October.

Statistics Canada says Ontario lost 34,000 jobs in November pushing the jobless rate up a half percent to 7%.

The loss of jobs across the country follows two months of strong gains this fall. In September, the economy created 73,100 jobs, 43,100 in October.