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2014-07-11 at 16:02

Local jobless rate down to 5.2 per cent in June

By tbnewswatch.com

THUNDER BAY -- The area’s unemployment picture has improved to start the summer.

According to new data from Statistics Canada, the Thunder Bay area featured an unemployment rate of 5.2 per cent in June.

That’s an improvement from the 5.8 per cent Statistics Canada had reported for this area in May.

Thunder Bay sits below the national average, which was 7.1 per cent for June.  Meanwhile, it is among the lowest unemployment rates compared to other urban Ontario area’s.


(CKPR Radio) 

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nvjgu says:
I believe the media to be responsible for reporting fact and to report truth. This media does not seem to be do that.
7/13/2014 5:19:22 AM
tdub says:
5.2 per cent unemployment challenges peoples notion of everything going to hell in a hand cart. Guess that's the problem with the older generation now a days. We don't need their kind around here.
7/12/2014 5:53:47 PM
fastball says:
72 percent of statistics quoted on message boards are made up.
7/12/2014 2:41:10 PM
Tbaybuddha says:
In all seriousness, I've been looking for a job and applying tons of places since January... I graduated I'm May and still nothing. I'm getting pretty frustrated, feeling pretty useless and my financial situation is getting bleaker by the day... Where can I find a decent 40hr a week job that will pay me more than min wage? Even with my education on my resume everywhere I apply either wants someone with 5+ years work experience, will only pay minimum wage or won't hire full time so that they don't have to give you benefits...

I just want a job so I can start paying off my student loans, live somewhat comfortably and maybe by a house... But that's seeming more and more unlikely to happen.
7/12/2014 2:12:33 PM
S Duncan says:
Youre going to have to take a minimum wage job and get experience.

As an employer people fresh out of school with no real work experience aren't even worth minimum wage. (especially now since the liberals ruined it for you).

When you have experience showing up on time, day in, day out. Develop somewhat of a work record and earn positive work related references then we may give you a chance. Until then expecting a great wage based solely on going to school wont get you far.

School just means you were able to repeat back to the teacher what they told you. It doesn't mean that they told you the right things though.

Go to work, work hard, earn your pay and Im positive that the future will hold great things for you. Have a great attitude, solve problems instead of creating them, act and dress responsibly or respectfully and the employment world will welcome you.

I doubt too many teachers told you that real world advice, and that's the problem.
7/13/2014 9:05:41 AM
nvjgu says:
If you call BDO you will get the real number of which would be more like upwards of 12%. Like to know how they get 5.2.
7/12/2014 7:01:50 AM
Jack Frost says:
Another FALSE statistics ILLUSION...

This 5.2 per cent jobless rate illusion data from Statistics Canada is 100% inaccurate to say the very least.

It doesn't take into account a whole lot of other things, like folks who's very temporary Unemployment Insurance or EI has expired for starters, and so on, etc...

This is nothing more than an old feel good political "sleight of hand card trick" so often played to foo the masses !!!

7/11/2014 7:29:48 PM
ring of fire dude says:
5.2% of the City's population is either substance abusers or assaulting and knifing each other . Stats Canada is out to lunch .
7/11/2014 7:13:41 PM
Royalflush says:
5.2% unemployed looking for work. (?%) unemployed given up looking for work.
(?%) unemployable. (%?) that choose not to work, and live in their parents basements.
Wish there were statistics for the other three.
7/11/2014 5:02:39 PM
tsb says:
There kind of is, but TBNewsWatch won't publish them for some reason.
7/11/2014 9:03:44 PM
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