Full-time work in Ontario has up to employment in Canada by nearly 56,000 in February. Statistics Canada's monthly Labour Force Survey for February showed Ontario posted a net employment gain of 37,000 for the month. There was an increase of 59,000 in full-time work offset the loss of 22,000 in part-time work in Ontario.
The unemployment rate in Ontario was constant at 5.7 percent and, year-over-year, employment in Canada’s most popular province increased by 192,000, or 2.7 percent over February 2018.
In Ontario and Quebec employment increase was responsible for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services in February, which Statistics Canada said was the third ‘notable’ increase in four months.
The agency reported, “Compared to February 2018, national employment in the industry rose by 6.8 percent (97,000).”
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services include engineering, architecture, scientific research and development, legal services and accounting.
Statistics Canada also reported that employment in public administration rose consecutively second time in the month of February to 14,000, most of these jobs were in Ontario and Alberta. Other industrial sectors that posted employment gains were natural resources and agriculture. On a whole, Canada added a net 67,400 full-time jobs in February and part-time jobs net employment increase of 55,900.
The results put Canada ahead of the United States that had posted a February gain of 20,000 new jobs.
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