The picture of employment in Canada is looking a little bleak.
The country shed 9,400 jobs in June, bumping the unemployment rate up to 7.1 percent.
That is the highest level national unemployment has reached in a year.
In Ontario, 33,900 positions were lost in that same period.
Some economists predicted performance would be better -- a gain of at least 20,000 positions -- as Ontario elected a majority provincial government.
Market operators expect that worries about soft growth will keep the Bank of Canada from hiking interest rates until late next year.