Canada's Unemployment Rate Soars To 9.4% As Ontario, Quebec See Large Job Losses

Canada’s job recovery took a major step backwards in January, with the country losing 213,000 jobs as renewed pandemic restrictions took a bite out of economic activity.

Part-time work in Central Canada accounted for much of the job loss. Ontario and Quebec together lost 251,000 jobs, which was partly offset by small job gains in all other provinces, except Newfoundland, where job levels were statistically unchanged in January.

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