June jobs report

31,800 jobs added in June, unemployment rate up to 6%

Good news and bad news when it comes to job numbers. Statistics Canada reports 31,800 jobs were added in June, but the country’s unemployment rate rose to 6% as more people searched for work. The unemployment rate moved up last month despite the addition of new jobs because nearly 76,000 more people entered the workforce.

A closer look at the numbers…

– 9,100 full-time jobs created
– 22,700 new part-time positions
– 11,800 jobs gained in the public sector
– 2,000 jobs lost in the private sector