Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo Employment Trends
The unemployment rate in Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo was 5.5% at the end of February 2020, up 0.1% from the previous month.
The number of full-time jobs was up from the end of the previous month to a new monthly record.
There were 6,800 more full-time jobs in February 2020 compared to a month earlier. A loss of 3,200 part-time positions led to an increase of 3,600 total jobs in February.
Full-time job gains occurred mainly in manufacturing, trade services, healthcare, information & culture services, and accommodation & food services.
These gains offset losses occurring mainly in construction and transportation & warehousing.
* All figures are seasonally adjusted, 3-month moving averages. Seasonal adjustment removes normal seasonal fluctuations.