Canada added almost a million jobs in June | CBC News

Canada added almost a million jobs in June | CBC News

Canada’s economy added almost a million jobs last month, as businesses reopened after COVID-19 shutdowns.

Canada has added more than one million jobs in the past two months but employment is still well below where it was before COVID-19. (Shutterstock)

Canada’s economy added almost a million jobs last month, as businesses reopened after COVID-19 shutdowns.

Statistics Canada reported Friday that the economy added 953,000 jobs during the month, adding to the 290,000 it added the previous month. But despite that two-month stretch, there are still 1.8 million fewer jobs in Canada than there were in February.

The jobless rate fell to 12.3 per cent, down from the record high of 13.7 it hit in May.

More than half of the new jobs came from Ontario and Quebec, which added 378,000 and 248,000 jobs, respectively. But every province added at least a small number of jobs.

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