Unemployment remains unchanged in June in Windsor

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Windsor’s jobless rate remained unchanged last month compared to the month before.

Statistics Canada reported it was 5.7 per cent in June.

However, the labour participation rate decreased for the first time it fell this year. It was 62.4 per cent, a drop of 1.1 percentage points from May when it was 63.5 per cent.

That is below the provincial labour participation rate of 64.9 per cent in June, unchanged from May.

Province-wide, the unemployment rate was 5.4 per cent, an uptick of 0.2 per cent from the month before.

Job growth in June was steady across Canada for the second consecutive month as 132,000 net positions, most of them full-time were added to the national economy.

However, more people were looking for work pushing the jobless rate up slightly to 5.5 per cent.