Canadian economy added 54,000 jobs in July, mostly part time

The Canadian economy added 54,000 new jobs last month, causing the jobless rate to fall two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.8 per cent.

Statistics Canada said Friday that the economy added 82,000 part-time jobs, but that figure was offset by a loss of 28,000 full-time positions.

The public sector added 49,600 new jobs, while the private sector added 5,200 positions. 

Ontario accounted for most of the gains, adding 61,000 jobs as a surge of part-time work offset a loss of full-time jobs.

JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-jobs-july-1.4780436?cmp=rss

Author: JEFFREY LIPTON BARBADOS