Job­less rate keeps drop­ping

The Glengarry News - - News -

Em­ploy­ment prospects con­tinue to im­prove in Eastern On­tario, where the job­less rate has de­creased by more than one per cent in the last year, ac­cord­ing to Sta­tis­tics Canada.

At the end of June, the un­em­ploy­ment rate stood at 4.1 per cent, com­pared to 4.8 per cent at the end of May and to 5.7 per cent in July of 2918.

The fig­ures are for a re­gion that en­com­passes Stor­mont, Dun­das, Glen­garry, Prescott, Russell, Fron­tenac, La­nark, Leeds and Grenville and Ren­frew coun­ties.

Fig­ures in­di­cate that the re­gional rate is below both the na­tional and provin­cial num­bers.

In On­tario, the un­em­ploy­ment rate stands at 5.4 per cent.

On a na­tional level, the job­less rate is 5.5 per cent.

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