But latest figures offer hope that job losses in hard-hit sectors have bottomed out
Jobless rate reaches highest level in more than a decade.
The national drop in inflation in April was fuelled by a 39.3 per cent plunge in gasoline prices, the largest year-over-year decline on record.
Region’s unemployment rate climbs to 6.9 per cent – up from 4.3 per cent prior to the pandemic.
A drop in the size of Ottawa-Gatineau’s overall labour force offset a series of job losses across the board last month, keeping the National Capital Region’s unemployment rate steady at 4.3%
National price increases fuelled by higher costs at the gas pump and pricey produce.
Ottawa-Gatineau’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 4.3 per cent in January from 4.4 per cent in December despite a drop in the number of people who were working last month, Statistics Canada sa
About 60 per cent of Canadian boards were composed entirely of men in 2016 and 2017, but experts say regulations that took effect on Jan. 1 should go a long way to shrinking that number further
Economist says underlying pace of inflation remains close to Bank of Canada's target of 2%
Employers in Ottawa-Gatineau shed about 1,600 jobs from their collective payrolls in December, but a dip in the size of the labour force helped the unemployment rate in the region hold steady