The National Capital Region's unemployment held at 4.6 per cent in November, according to Statistics Canada
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The unemployment rate in Ottawa-Gatineau nudged up slightly in October, Statistics Canada reported Friday, as one of the region’s biggest job creators cut its payrolls.
The number of people with jobs in Ottawa-Gatineau inched up in September, reversing a three-month trend of falling payrolls.
Number of Ottawa-Gatineau residents with a job fell by 1,600 individuals last month.
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Since the start of this year alone, local employers have collectively hired 21,300 net new staff.
The federal government added 1,900 jobs in Ottawa-Gatineau while the region’s tech sector shed 1,400 jobs.
Businesses and organizations in the National Capital Region have added 12,100 new positions during the first quarter, raising the number of employed residents to an all-time high of 736,900.
Since October, Ottawa-Gatineau has added 15,100 jobs.