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Quebec and Ontario Economic News

Employment Falls in Quebec after Exceptional Gains, but Continues to Rise in Ontario

March 10, 2023
Hélène Bégin
Principal Economist

Quebec shed 15,500 jobs in February, a departure from the strong increases seen in previous months.

Employment continued to rise in Ontario, albeit at a slower pace than in previous months, with 15,600 jobs added in February. 

The unemployment rate rose to 4.1% in Quebec this month, up slightly from January’s all-time low of 3.9%. Ontario’s unemployment rate edged down from 5.2% to 5.1%.