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Employment in Canada edged down by 5,000 jobs in June, remaining roughly flat, with total employment at around 17.1 million, Statistics Canada reported today. The country lost 39,200 full-time jobs, but gained 34,200 part-time jobs.
In Ontario, employment fell by almost 24,000 jobs in June, according to Statistics Canada. However, employment in the province is still up by 1.7% over the last 12 months.
The nationwide unemployment rate rose to 6.2% in June from 6.1% in May.
Alberta continued to have the lowest jobless rate among provinces in June at 3.3%, down from 3.6% in May.