Unemployment dips in June

National unemployment rate falls to 7.7 per cent: Statistics Canada
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/28/2003


he national unemployment rate edged down 0.1 percentage points in June to 7.7 per cent, spurred by a large gain in part-time jobs, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.

Since the start of 2003, employment has grown by only 0.5 per cent, or 84,000 jobs, but Statistics Canada said the weak job numbers are still better than what is happening in the United States, where employment declined 0.2 per cent over the same period.