Capital area jobless fee drops to eight.6 per cent in September

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Ottawa was the one one in every of Canada’s six largest cities to have a single digit jobless fee in September, Statistics Canada reported Friday.

The jobless fee dropped to eight.6 per cent in September, versus 9.2 per cent.

The drop mirrored a web rise of 9,100 jobs offset by an increase of four,900 within the dimension of labour pressure. Whole variety of jobless is now 68,600 vs 35,100 pre-pandemic.

Drilling down by sector, the most important gainers within the capital in September in contrast with August ranges had been enterprise companies (up three,200 jobs), public administration (acquire of two,400), manufacturing (which incorporates high-tech) up 1,900, and finance, insurance coverage & actual property (acquire of 1,500).

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