Unemployment

Statistics Canada says a number of signs point to an increasingly tight labour market in recent months, including a drop in the number of part-time workers that would prefer full-time work.
Ottawa-Gatineau’s jobless rate held steady at 4.9 per cent in March as a surge in employment was offset by a big jump in the number of people hunting for work.
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National unemployment numbers out today are just a hint at what is becoming a red-hot job market.
The region gained 1,400 jobs last month, but that was more than offset by the 4,000 people who resumed their search for work, Statistics Canada said Friday.
Continuing a troubling recent trend, the overall number of employed residents in Ottawa-Gatineau fell to 753,300 last month, a slight drop from November.
National Capital Region continued a recent slide that’s seen it lose nearly 30,000 jobs since July, but the unemployment rate still fell to 4.4 per cent thanks to a shrinking labour force.
That’s the lowest the rate has been since the dawn of the pandemic in March 2020, but it's mainly the result of a shrinking labour force, Statistics Canada says.
The economy shed more than 10,000 jobs last month, with the retail and educational services sectors among the hardest hit.
Employers in Ottawa-Gatineau shed a net total of 3,300 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate dropped mainly because of a mass exodus of 12,100 people from the labour force.