Kamloops and District Real Estate Association

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.