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2014-03-07 at NOON

City’s unemployment numbers among province’s lowest

By tbnewswatch.com

The area’s unemployment rate for February was down slightly from the month before, new numbers from Statistics Canada show.

The recently released data from Statistics Canada shows that the Thunder Bay area had an unemployment rate of about 5.6 per cent for February, down from the 5.7 per cent reported in January.

That gives this area the lowest unemployment rate in the province.

Ontario’s average unemployment rate was at 7.5 per cent in February.

(CKPR Radio)

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joey joe joe jr. shabadoo says:
Too many peeps believe what they hear & assume its the truth without ANY research...SAD
3/8/2014 11:32:53 AM
Eastender says:
Thats just your opinion, where is your research? Your comments are redundant, since you neither present any contrary opinions, nor can you show evidence to disprove the opinions that you disagree with. What is your point, you are just wasting everyones time and space.

3/9/2014 3:30:03 PM
TBDR says:
ah there's the BS that was missing earlier in the day. Thanks jimmyboy/henry... you guys had me worried for a minute.
3/7/2014 10:33:57 PM
Today1 says:
...then the sheep herder showed up
3/8/2014 12:18:39 AM
musicferret says:
The biggest reason for this is not a glut of jobs for everyone:

Rather, most people LEAVE the city if there is no job here for them. Just ask recent graduates what type of luck they are having. This city is destitute of any work unless you are in mining, forestry, or are lucky enough to know someone and get a public service job. Most people leave.
3/7/2014 4:58:47 PM
anvil of crom says:
yes many do leave. Its doesnt take rocket appliances to know that if your train yourself in something that isnt being offered here as a job, their will be no job for you when you graduate..so true.
3/10/2014 12:14:45 PM
DougMyers says:

That's by choice. I have friends in business that cannot get enough skilled employees to cover their needs.
3/7/2014 4:05:31 PM
jimmyboy says:
The only possible way one could believe your post...would be for you too name these company's who cannot get enough skilled trades people...then I could actually contact them to verify your information...your turn...:)
3/7/2014 6:13:24 PM
spazz says:
commercial hvac / mechanical is one industry in town that is chronically short of skilled workers. lots of residential around but the commercial company we use has way more work than hands to do it.
3/8/2014 10:56:05 AM
Arch Stanton says:
Probably because so many of us are working OUT-OF-TOWN these days(!!!)
3/7/2014 3:50:23 PM
jimmyboy says:
yours is the only factual post here...people just get tired of reading these low numbers when those out in the real world here in Thunder Bay will openly tell anyone who will listen...that the chance of actually landing a good paying job with a secure future in the city is a farce for the most part Arch...
3/7/2014 6:16:41 PM
TBDR says:
Awful quiet on this story... Oh the city's unemployment rate is 2% below the provincial average... best in Ontario and among the best it's been in decades? When the rate is high we blame the government... when it's low... we look for other ways to blame the government. Am I right?
3/7/2014 3:38:29 PM
chezhank says:
N'est pas mon ami!
So why is the household income in Thunder Bay below the 2013 BMA Average?
Why is 5.4% of household income going to pay for the total municipal burden,above the 2013 BMA average?
Can it be because people are underemployed,but statistically employeed?

3/7/2014 5:13:32 PM
SomeGuy says:
Sources please. Besides "Google it"
3/7/2014 9:21:07 PM
Eastender says:
You hit the nail on the head Henry. Employment figures are pretty much insignificant when those employed are living on minimum wage, and below the poverty line.

My answer to SomeGuy below is if you dont believe it look around you and see for yourself. The poverty levels in this city are so obvious, and plentiful. If you want sources, look them up yourself, im sure you will find them.
3/8/2014 8:59:01 AM
jimmyboy says:
Well...one thing for sure...there is never a shortage for those in our police department...guaranteed employment for life...plus lots of OVERTIME Payola...:)
3/7/2014 6:09:44 PM
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