Unemployment falls as Canada fights COVID-19

Unemployment falls as Canada fights COVID-19

According to the Statistics Canada Labour Market Survey, two months of growth in June and July 2021, totalled 325,000 jobs, which is a 1.3 percent increase comparing the pre-coronavirus February 2020 level. For young men, the numbers are already at pre-pandemic levels, and the number of vacancies for women is also reaching pre-pandemic figures. In general, part-time employment for young people grew by 62,000. In July 2021, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia added 95,800 jobs of which two-third were in Ontario only. Unemployment in all these four provinces fell drastically to 8 – 8.5%.

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