A Big Improvement In Windsor's Jobless Rate

A significant improvement in Windsor's unemployment rate.

It improved to 4.6% in January after sitting at 6.0% in December.

Across Canada, the number of jobs fell by 88,000 in January to give the labour market its steepest one-month drop in nine years.

The overall result was dragged down by a loss of 137,000 part-time positions in what was the category's largest one-month collapse on record.

Statistics Canada's latest jobs survey says the overall decline helped push the national unemployment rate up to 5.9% in January, from a revised 5.8% the previous month.

But on the other hand, the agency says the economy generated 49,000 full-time positions last month.