WATCH: Province tries to stay positive with jobs numbers

Most jobs gained were part-time.

While lowering the unemployment rate by 0.2 to 7.3 per cent in March, Ontario still can't catch up to the national average.

Canada was able top shave the unemployment rate to 6.9 per cent - matching a post-recession low.

The province is trying to take a positive twist on being third amongst provinces for net new jobs at 13,400, despite most of them being part-time jobs. The majority of jobs lost last month were full-time.

Economic Development Minister Eric Hoskins says while these numbers are good news, he points to the over-all trend and the fact that Ontario has recovered all of its jobs lost due to the recession.

Canada as a whole churned out 42,900 net new jobs last month.

Hoskins notes the government is a partner with the private sector when creating jobs. He points to provincially-funded infrastructure projects that would get people working.

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. Angry Bill posted on 04/04/2014 12:08 PM
    Not too many positive ways you can spin this. I guess it's his job to try, though.
  2. john posted on 04/04/2014 12:55 PM
    hmm lets see

    greedy unions

    corrupt liberal government

    high utility bills

    high taxes


    e health

    sex education to 5 year olds ( sick bastards )

    less jobs then every premier we ever had seance the first one we ever had .

    oh and the scandals of wasting OUR money .

    no i cant see how it can be positive

    the positive thing would be if thay get charged loose there pensions thrown in jail and find up to the ass till thay pay it back ( if thay ever do ) thats more positive to me .
  3. Todd posted on 04/04/2014 03:58 PM
    ... yup that pretty much sums it up. How about this:

    Bring on Recall for voters and a Government Criminal Code \ Breach of Public Trust with minimum 3 Years for defrauding tax payers and we'll see if a George Smitherman would even try to set up Fraudulent Ornge Corporation.
  4. don was right posted on 04/04/2014 07:56 PM
    yet $488k sunshine list / year head of HR at LCBO kept hers. THAT is sad.
showing all comments

Sign Up For Breaking News Alerts

Becoming a member only takes 60 seconds! Members get access to exclusive information and products that non-members do not, including concert ticket presales, trips, advance notice on upcoming entertainment events, movie screening passes, music giveaways and more!

Login with Facebook

Top Stories

Today's Poll

Does it matter to you that Toronto's new police chief, Mark Saunders, is black?

Voting is restricted to one vote every 24 hour(s) VoteResults


Stay connected 24/7! Receive breaking news and programming alerts right to your inbox. CLICK HERE to sign-up.