It marks the capital’s lowest unemployment rate since at least March 2001 – the earliest date for which statistics are available.
The agency says employers were actively seeking to fill 1,037,900 positions compared with 1,005,700 in May.
That marks the lowest rate in at least two decades and comes even as the local economy's job-creation engine stalled last month.
The combination of a fiercely competitive job market and the still-rising cost of living will likely lead to more companies boosting employee pay this year, experts say.
Region's red-hot economic growth continues as Ottawa-Gatineau employers added nearly 10,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, Statistics Canada says.
StatsCan said employers were seeking to fill more than one million positions at the beginning of March, up 22.6 per cent from February and 60.5 per cent from the prior year.
Statistics Canada says a number of signs point to an increasingly tight labour market in recent months, including a drop in the number of part-time workers that would prefer full-time work.
Ottawa-Gatineau’s jobless rate held steady at 4.9 per cent in March as a surge in employment was offset by a big jump in the number of people hunting for work.
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National unemployment numbers out today are just a hint at what is becoming a red-hot job market.