Province Not Celebrating Jobs Numbers Just Yet
As Canada has one of it's biggest job-creation months in a while, Statistics Canada says most of the action is in Ontario.
Nationally, 52,100 new jobs were added, five times more than what economists expected.
In Ontario, there was an increase of 31,600 jobs. The province's unemployment rate is 7.9 per cent, down 0.1 per cent from last month. However, it's 0.2 per cent higher than this time last year.
The national unemployment rate was up one-tenth of a point to 7.4 per cent.
Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid says while he's pleased with the latest numbers, there are still too many Ontarians out of work.
Progressive Conservative Economic Development Critic Monte McNaughton says the province can do better, noting September is the 69th month in a row that the unemployment rate has been higher than the national average.