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.