With the September numbers coming out soon, it is time to say something about the August Ontario job numbers.
In Ontario, seasonally adjust employment was up 10.5K in August, but still down from July, June, May and April. Compared to December 2015, 10.9K while the working age population grew by approximately 100K over the same period.
Full-time employment was up 8,600 over the previous month in Ontario, with part-time jobs up by 1,700 jobs. Full-time employment is actually down 11,800 jobs for 2016.
The September numbers should be interesting, as 2016 is shaping up to be a weak year for employment growth in Ontario.