Province Records Seventh Straight Month of Job Growth


Employment in Ontario increased by 4,600 in February, the seventh straight month of job growth for the province.

The employment increase was led by gains in full-time work and in the private sector. Ontario’s unemployment rate was 6.2 per cent in February, and has been lower than the national average for 23 months in a row.

Ontario’s economy is growing and is expected to remain one of the fastest-growing in Canada over the next two years. Over the first three quarters of 2016, Ontario’s real GDP growth outpaced that of Canada’s and all other G7 countries.

The province is focused on ensuring everyone is able to benefit from and contribute to that growth. The government is committed to working with all regions of the province to help create jobs and prosperity.