The London-St. Thomas unemployment rate increased extra than a elephantine percentage point to 8.2 per cent in April, up from 7 per cent in March.
It marks the 2d straight month the jobless rate has increased in the dwelling, though it’s tranquil effectively below the pandemic excessive of 12.6 per cent final June.
On the different hand, as used to be the case in March, April’s uptick looks to be due to an increase in the gathering of individuals looking for work that outpaced the gathering of jobs created.
According to information from Statistics Canada, the labour pressure grew by 7,700 whereas employment increased by 3,600.
Moreover, 4,100 extra individuals claimed unemployment.
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The participation rate, which measures the percentage of the working-age inhabitants that is working or looking for work, climbed to 64.9 per cent from 63.3 per cent.
Alberta’s economy took the toughest hit of all Canadian provinces in 2020
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