Windsor unemployment rose slightly in February: Statistics Canada

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Windsor's unemployment rate has risen nearly half a percentage point from January to February. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Windsor's unemployment rate has risen nearly half a percentage point from January to February. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press - image credit)

The unemployment rate for Windsor increased slightly to 10.7 per cent in February, according to new figures from the national statistics agency.

The city's unemployment rate was 10.3 per cent in January, Statistics Canada said.

The national unemployment rate dropped from 9.4 per cent to 8.2, the lowest rate since March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic was declared.

Canada added 259,000 jobs in February, the biggest increase since September 2020.

Barrie, Ont. had the highest unemployment rate of major Canadian cities in February at 13 per cent.

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