The National Capital Region continued to lower its unemployment rate in January, adding 4,600 jobs in the first month of the year according to data released Friday by Statistics Canada.
The good jobs news came despite the region’s largest employer, the federal government, shedding 5,600 positions.
Despite last month’s gains, there were still some 7,800 fewer local residents working in November than at the labour market’s high-water mark in February.
Unemployment rate steady at 5.8% as labour force contracts
September’s job report marked the third straight month that employment levels in Ottawa-Gatineau declined.
The latest job reports casts a shadow over Ottawa’s economic rebound under the Liberal government, which replaced the Conservative’s cost-cutting efforts with stimulus spending that coincided with a…
Loss of 3,600 jobs is the region's largest one-month decline since November 2015.
Employers across the National Capital Region collectively added 2,000 employees to their payrolls last month, Statistics Canada reported Friday.
A contraction in Ottawa’s construction sector in May contributed to the region’s unemployment rate rising for the second straight month, Statistics Canada reported Friday.
Ottawa-Gatineau’s unemployment rate rose slightly in April after the region shed about 2,200 jobs from the previous month, according to Statistics Canada figures released Friday.