WINNIPEG – Canada lost over 31,000 jobs in July, our worst one month dip in full time work since October of 2011.
The new jobs report from Stats Canada says the national unemployment rate jumped slightly from 6.8 per cent to 6.9 per cent.
In Manitoba, our rate stayed fairly steady. It’s at 6.2 per cent in July, compared to 6.1 per cent in June.
The report says the Canadian economy lost 71,000 full time jobs in July. That was offset by gains in part time work.
One group hit especially hard was young people, aged 15 to 24. That segment lost about 28,000 jobs in July, mostly part time.