Third straight month of employment growth

Toronto: Statistics Canada released its monthly employment numbers which showed an increase in Ontario of 141,800 jobs in August.

“This marks the third straight month of employment increases, a notable milestone as the province implements our made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal and economic recovery,” said day, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

In the month of July employment increased by 150,700, and in the month of June 377,900 jobs were added, including 66,200 in the manufacturing sector.

Ontario’s unemployment rate in July was 11.3%.

Fedeli said while these numbers are positive, we have a long way to go to achieve a full economic recovery. As the fall approaches, we will continue to work with our world-class entrepreneurs and innovators, and prioritize made-in-Ontario solutions so that we can shape a sustainable economic climate that will benefit all Ontarians in every region of the province.

“Whether it’s making investments through the Ontario Together Fund or supporting the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters’ Ontario Made program, we are working each and every day to ensure a strong economic recovery. By continuing to work together, we will maintain our place as the economic engine of Canada and emerge from this pandemic a more united and resilient province than ever before,” he added.

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