Employment in Ontario increased by 5,200 jobs in October, the fourth straight month of job gains.
Employment in Ontario is up by 149,200 jobs, year over year. The province's unemployment rate has been below the national average for 31 consecutive months.
According to the 2017-18 First Quarter Finances, Ontario is on track to balance the budget this year while making investments in the programs and services people and their families rely on most.
Building on this strong economic performance, Ontario is taking historic action to create more opportunity and security for workers with a plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs. This includes raising the minimum wage, ensuring part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time workers, introducing paid sick days for every worker and stepping up enforcement of employment laws.
Supporting Ontario workers and businesses is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
“Ontario is supporting a positive environment where employers are creating good jobs and the province’s talented workforce is supplying them. October’s job numbers show our economy continues its positive momentum, but we know there is more work to do. We will continue to invest in our future to make our economy more globally competitive, growing it and creating jobs in the process.”
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