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St. Catharines-Niagara Employment Trends

The unemployment rate in St. Catharines - Niagara was 7.2% as of January 2024, down 0.1% from the previous month. The unemployment rate stood 8.1% below the peak from June 2020 and is below the long-run average.

There were 600 fewer full-time jobs in January 2024 compared to a month earlier. A loss of 3,600 part-time positions led to a decrease of 4,200 total jobs in January.

Full-time employment was still down 800 jobs from the peak in November 2023.

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


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