UPDATE: Increase in Windsor's Jobless Rate

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Windsor's unemployment rate is up slightly.

StatsCan reports the jobless rate stood at 5.9 per cent in July, compared to 5.7 per cent in June, as the area shed 200 jobs. 

But the figures also show more than 3,000 left the workforce entirely. 

Workforce WindsorEssex says the reason is the three-week shutdown at the Windsor Assembly Plant as well as education professionals who are no longer working over the summer break. 

Officials say the drop in the workforce is typical between June and July and the numbers rebound in September. 

The national unemployment rate moved up to 5.7 per cent in July as Canada shed 24,200 jobs. 

But wage growth accelerated last month to its fastest clip in more than decade with a 4.5 per cent increase.