Kingston’s jobless rate up, nationally it’s down

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV
Kingston’s jobless rate up, nationally it’s down

Kingston’s unemployment rate inched up in June, while the national rate dropped slightly.

Statistics Canada says the local jobless rate went to 5.5 percent.

That’s up one-tenth of a percentage point from May.

Across the country, the unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a point in June to 6.5 percent.

Stats Can says more than 45,000 jobs were created across the country, with the majority being part-time.

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