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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.