Windsor’s Jobless Rate Falls to 6.9 Percent

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Windsor Star/Grace Macaluso

Windsor’s unemployment rate plunged to 6.9 per cent in January from 7.7 per cent in December, according to Statistics Canada.

The national jobless rate was 7.0 per cent for the first month of the year, compared with 7.2 per cent in December.

Statistics Canada said the Canadian economy gained 29,400 jobs in January as the unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points with the jump in  the number of full-time jobs.

Statistics  Canada said the gain was led by a rise in full-time employment, including 15,000 more people employed in transportation and warehousing and an increase in self-employed workers.

The increase was offset by 25,000 fewer people working in business, building and other support services, as well as 16,000 fewer employees in public administration.

More to come.

See Windsor CMA  Labour Market Figures - January 2014*