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Number of Canadian jobs edges down for month but remains up year over year

July 08, 2019

Total employment in Canada fell by 2,200 jobs in June from May to a total of approximately 19.1 million, according to seasonally adjusted data released Friday by Statistics Canada. However, the losses were all in part-time jobs which fell by 26,200. The number of full-time jobs rose by 24,100.

In addition, the total number of jobs was up by 2.3%, or 421,100, year over year.

The unemployment rate in June edged up to 5.5% from 5.4% in May.

Statistics Canada noted that employment among people ages 55 and older rose by 22,000 in June.

In Ontario, the number of jobs fell by 7,000 in June. The province lost 12,900 full-time jobs but gained 6,000 part-time jobs. Ontario’s unemployment rate edged up to 5.4% in June from 5.2% in May.

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