Ontario Employment Trends
The unemployment rate in Ontario was 5.4% at the end of January 2020, unchanged from the previous month at the lowest level in nearly two decades.
Full-time jobs were up from the end of the previous month to a new monthly record.
There were 26,000 more full-time jobs in January 2020 compared to a month earlier. A loss of 9,000 part-time positions led to an increase of 17,000 total jobs in January.
Full-time job gains occurred mainly in construction, transportation & warehousing, the financial sector, prof., sci. & tech. services, business & building services, healthcare, information & culture services, and public administration.
These gains offset losses occurring mainly in manufacturing and education.
* All figures are seasonally adjusted, 3-month moving averages. Seasonal adjustment removes normal seasonal fluctuations.