Jul 09, 2021
By Gavin Day
Statistics Canada’s latest jobs numbers show a country starting to emerge from pandemic restrictions.
StatsCan says the economy added 230,700 jobs in June as pandemic restrictions were rolled back across the country.
It wasn’t all good news, though. The gains come largely in part-time work. The number part-time positions rose 263,900, while the number of full-time jobs fell 33,200.
The unemployment rate fell to 7.8 per cent for the month compared with 8.2 per cent in May.
The economy lost jobs in April and May as the third wave pandemic restrictions went into place across the country.
Ontario’s jobless rate dropped to 8.4% from 9.3%.
The unemployment rate actually rose in Toronto. It rose to 9.8% from 9.6%.