Ontario leads job growth in September

Most new jobs are part-time, more than 427,000 jobs created so far this year across Canada
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 10/22/2002

Employment rose by 41,000 in September, all in part-time work and mainly in Ontario, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.

Despite this gain, the unemployment rate rose 0.2 percentage points to 7.7 per cent as more people entered the labour market in search of work.

So far in 2002, employment has increased at a steady pace (up 2.8 per cent) with gains totaling 427,000 jobs. Over this nine-month period, full-time employment rose by 255,000 (up 2.1 per cent) and the number of workers employed part-time grew by 171,000 (up 6.2 per cent).