Niagara lost 10,000 jobs in one month as Ontario went into lockdown
A significant jump in the number of unemployed people in Niagara.
Our jobless rate went from 9.1% in December to 11.5% in January.
That means 10,000 jobs were lost in Niagara month-over-month, and 23,000 jobs have been lost since January 2020.
Hamilton now has an unemployment rate of 6.8%, down from 8%.
Across Canada, the economy lost almost 213,000 jobs last month as the jobless rate rose from 8.8% in December to 9.4%.
The job losses linked to lockdown restrictions in Ontario and Quebec wiped out the gains made in the fall.
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