Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

7,500 jobs lost in May, unemployment rate holds steady at 5.8%

Jean Garcia | 10 June, 2018, 17:53

Statistics Canada says there was virtually no change in the number of people working in Ontario. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 per cent, as expected.

Barrie's unemployment rate dropped in May, but remains one of the highest in the country. This represents the number of those working and actively looking for work.

Gains in employment rose by 18,000 in accommodation and food services, driven by growth in British Columbia. The professional, scientific and technical services sector added 17,000 an transportation and warehousing added 12,000.

Barrie's unemployment rate has been on a slight decline since March.

The monthly data dump from the national agency said employment for core-aged men and women between 25 to 54 decreased by 19,000 in May but increased for those aged 55 and older.

Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian stone-thrower
According to the IDF, Tamimi threw a large stone that hit a solider in the head, and the soldier responded by firing at Tamimi. Israel says many protest participants were Hamas members and militants trying to breach the border and launch attacks.

Northeast B.C.'s unemployment rate was the second-highest of any region in B.C. The lowest rate of unemployment was recorded in the Lower Mainland where only 4.4 percent of the labour force was without work, while the next lowest rate on Vancouver Island was 5.2 percent.

There was little change in the number of employees in both the private and public sectors as well as the number of self-employed workers.

This was announced on Friday, June 8, statistics Canada.

BC Stats has yet to release its report on the labour force survey, which breaks down provincial job gains and losses by sector. That was offset in part by a gain of 23,600 part-time jobs.

This we do know: It's the first time in a decade that the jobless rate for Ottawa-Gatineau has been below five per cent for three consecutive months, suggesting the local economy has finally recovered from the effects of the 2008-09 recession.

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