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Toronto's unemployment rate sits 1.4% above national average
Statistics Canada says Toronto's unemployment rate shrank in January as the national jobless rate fell
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Toronto's unemployment rate dropped by 0.1 percent in January
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Statistics Canada says the Canadian economy gained 29,400 jobs in January and the unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 7.0 percent as the number of full-time jobs increased.

The increase was offset by 25,000 fewer people working in business, building and other support services, as well as 16,000 fewer employees in public administration.

Employment in Ontario fell 0.4 percentage points to 7.5 percent as fewer people looked for work, Statistics Canada said.

Toronto's unemployment rate went lower by 0.1 percent in January, to 8.4 percent -- 1.4 percent above the national average.

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Toronto's unemployment rate dropped by 0.1 percent in January
Photo: CTV News

Statistics Canada says the Canadian economy gained 29,400 jobs in January and the unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 7.0 percent as the number of full-time jobs increased.

The increase was offset by 25,000 fewer people working in business, building and other support services, as well as 16,000 fewer employees in public administration.

Employment in Ontario fell 0.4 percentage points to 7.5 percent as fewer people looked for work, Statistics Canada said.

Toronto's unemployment rate went lower by 0.1 percent in January, to 8.4 percent -- 1.4 percent above the national average.

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