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Transportation, warehousing jobs decline


OTTAWA, Ont. — Canada’s transportation and warehousing sector lost 5,900 jobs in January – down 0.6% overall — but still counted 40,700 more jobs than January 2017, Statistics Canada reports.

The findings were included in the latest Labor Force Survey, which tracked a monthly loss of 88,000 jobs across the economy as a whole. It was the biggest monthly drop since 2009.  Part-time positions dropped by 137,000, while full-time employment rose by 49,000 positions. Canada’s unemployment rate rose 0.1% to 5.9%.

The largest declines were in Ontario and Quebec, while New Brunswick and Manitoba also recorded drops.


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