Employment Increases In Stratford-To-Bruce Peninsula Region

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The unemployment rate for the Stratford-to-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region rose slightly in March.

It was up to 4.9% as a result of more people participating in the labour market. At the same time, the provincial unemployment rate in March increased a fraction of a point to 5.7%.

From February to March, there were 500 more people employed in the four county region, mostly the result of increases in full-time work.

There were employment increases in manufacturing and utilities, accommodation and food services.

In contrast, there were fewer people working in health care, social assistance, and culture and recreation.