Windsor's Jobless Rate Improves

A slight improvement in Windsor's unemployment rate.

It improved to 5.8% in June after sitting at 5.9% in May.

A healthy gain of 31,800 jobs last month wasn't enough to keep Canada's unemployment rate from rising to 6% as more people searched for work.

Statistics Canada's latest labour force survey showed the jobless rate for June increased from 5.8% in May to break the 6% barrier for the first time since last October, when it was 6.2%.

The unemployment rate moved up last month despite the addition of new jobs because nearly 76,000 more people entered the workforce.

A closer look at the numbers shows Canada added 9,100 full-time jobs in June and 22,700 part-time positions. The public sector gained 11,800 jobs and the private sector lost 2,000.