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Manitoba adds jobs for the 2nd straight month in June

By: Harry Callaghan
Posted: July 10, 2020 09:34

29,000 people returned to work as more COVID-19 closures are lifted

The Canadian economy added nearly a million jobs in June as businesses reopened after closing at the beginning of the pandemic.

Statistics Canada says 953,000 jobs were added last month, including 488,000 full-time and 465,000 part-time positions.

The unemployment rate fell to 12.3% in June after hitting a record-high of 13.7% in May.

The report says there are still some 3.1 million people affected by the shutdowns in March and April - the unemployment rate for women was 12.7%  in June compared to 12.1% for men.

About 2.5 million didn't have jobs in June, either due to temporary or permanent layoffs, while the remainder are working less than half their usual hours.

In Manitoba, employment increased for the second straight month by 29,000 - and in Saskatchewan by 30,000 for the first time since the COVID-19 economic shutdown.

The full report can be found at the link below.

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