Saskatchewan adds 30,000 jobs in June, unemployment rate drops: StatCan

Marco Green
July 11, 2020

Slightly fewer British Columbians were considered unemployed in June compared to May as the province's economy gradually lifted coronavirus-related restrictions.

The gains in jobs were spread out among the three categories tracked by StatCan.

The unemployment rate fell 0.9 percentage points in June to 11.6 per cent, the fourth-lowest rate among the provinces.

In contrast, Statistics Canada on Friday reported significant declines in the jobless rates for both Ontario and Canada's COVID-19-clobbered economies, each falling by almost one and a half percentage points as the province and nation ease restrictions to curb the virus. "Retail trade was further along in its recovery, with employment in June being 88.7 per cent of the February level", the report said.

The province's youth unemployment rate in June remained much higher than the general unemployment rate.

The agency said the number of people looking for work also rose by 28,000 during the month.

"Restart does not mean a full rehire", she said".

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