Windsor's unemployment rate improved in June, as region entered Stage 2 of reopening

Friday, July 10, 2020

CBC News


Windsor no longer takes the top spot in the country for the highest jobless rate, as the number of people unemployed in the city fell by more than one per cent between May and June.

As Windsor's economy started to reopen during Stage 2 at the end of the month, its unemployment rate slipped from 16.7 per cent in May to 15.2 per cent in June, according to Statistics Canada. 

Windsor held the highest jobless rate in the country during the peak of the pandemic, but has now fallen behind Edmonton and Calgary. 

Across the country, unemployment fell from 13.7 per cent in May to 12.3 per cent in June. During the month of June, nearly a million jobs were added to the economy. 

These numbers have come out the same day FCA ends its third shift at the Windsor Assembly Plant, cutting about 1,500 jobs in the region.