Local jobless rate down for December

London, ON, Canada / 106.9 The X

Those looking for jobs in London had a better December than the national average.

The unemployment rate in the London/St. Thomas area dropped to 7.6%, down slightly from 7.8% in November. Roughly 2700 jobs were added.

Nationally 4300 jobs were lost but the unemployment rate remains steady at 6.6%.

Windsor’s unemployment rate remains one of the highest in Canada. It rose to 9.3% in December compared with 9% the previous month.

The Ontario rate remains steady at 7% which is 5th lowest of the provinces. Saskatchewan remains the lowest at 3.6% while Newfoundland’s jobless rate jumped to 11.3%, the highest in Canada.


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