Niagara's jobless rate is up a bit


Niagara's jobless rate is up a bit.

We went from an unemployment rate of 4.8 % in December of 2019, to 5.2 % in January of 2020.

Adam Durrant from the Niagara Workforce Planning Board says this is a common occurance in the region as part-time holiday jobs dissapear in the new year. 

Durrant says there are 3,400 fewer people in employment, with 2,600 of that being full-time employment. 

Nationally, Statistics Canada says the economy added 34,500 jobs in January as the unemployment rate ticked down a tenth of a percentage point to 5.5 per cent.

  • 5PM FEB 25TH

    Niagara IceDogs HC Billy Burke

    The Late Round Table c/ JANICE ARNOLDI (Janice and Robin Digital)

    BILL JANZEN (co-owner, Lost & Found Yoga)

  • 4PM FEB 25TH

    STC councillor Mat Siscoe re: GM lands update and pot smell

    Peter Kimbell Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with Environment Canada

  • 3PM FEB 25TH

    Hot Pocket heiress to be sentenced

    Western Space Director Gordon Osinski