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Ontario Employment Trends

The unemployment rate in Ontario was 5.4% as of April 2022, down 0.6% from the previous month. The unemployment rate stood 6.7% below the peak from July 2020 and is below the long-run average.

There were 35,400 more full-time jobs in April 2022 compared to a month earlier. A gain of 45,900 part-time positions led to an increase of 81,300 total jobs in April.

Full-time employment has recovered since bottoming out in June 2020 and now stands at a record high.

The number of full-time jobs in April was up from the previous month in construction, manufacturing, professional & scientific services, healthcare, and accommodation & food services.

Full-time job losses in April occurred in trade services, and education.

* All figures are seasonally adjusted, 3-month moving averages. Seasonal adjustment removes normal seasonal fluctuations.