Stats Canada says 68,000 jobs lost in May
Statistics Canada released a report last week outlining job losses throughout May. 68,000 jobs were reported lost in the month, with almost all of the losses coming from part-time work. The Chief Executive Officer for Economic Development Lethbridge, Trevor Lewington, says our city’s unemployment rate improved last month.
Health Care and Social Assistance, and Wholesale and Retail Trade were the two top industries in Lethbridge during May. Sitting at 11,600 (19%) and 8,800 (14%) of the the total employment by industry respectively.
The provincial unemployment rate was 5.7% as of May.
The number of Canadians working from home stayed at 5.1-million.
Long-term unemployment in Canada remained steady at 478,000. This includes people that have been unemployed for longer than 27 weeks.
To read more on the Statistics Canada report, you can visit https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/210604/dq210604a-eng.htm?HPA=1.