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Niagara's Jobless Rate Slightly Above National Average

September 6, 2019

By: Marcie Culbert

The unemployment rate in Niagara went up to 5.8 percent last month.

This is slightly higher than the 5.7 percent Statistics Canada reported for July.

Statistics Canada says the national rate stayed at 5.7 percent in August, even though the economy added 81,000 net new jobs. 

Most of them were part-time, service sector positions and they were picked up by young people.