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.
Region’s unemployment rate climbs to 6.9 per cent – up from 4.3 per cent prior to the pandemic.
Initial wave of cuts leads to loss of 17,200 jobs in the National Capital Region
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
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
The region’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly in November as a rise in the size of the labour force outpaced a slight increase in the overall number of workers
The unemployment rate in Ottawa-Gatineau hit its lowest point in at least 18 years in October on the strength of robust gains in the construction, education and food services sectors
Employers in nearly all sectors of the local economy added to their payrolls in September, cutting the National Capital Region’s unemployment rate to its lowest level in more than a year
Fuelled by a wave of hiring in the health-care and retail sectors, Ottawa-Gatineau’s unemployment rate dipped slightly in August, Statistics Canada said Friday