Windsor Jobless Rate Soars

By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Ontario has released the March jobless statistics and employment has increased by 2,000, including 1,780 full-time positions. The province-wide unemployment rate dipped to 6.9 per cent, down from the high of 9.6 per cent at the height of the recessionary period.

Across Canada, almost 29,000 jobs were added to the rolls in March, with the national unemployment rate holding steady at 6.8 per cent.

However, in Windsor the rate has surged to double digits, climbing officially to 11.1 per cent, the highest rate by far in Canada. Saint John, NB, is well behind in second place at 9.2 per cent.

The lack of economic recovery in Windsor was dealt a blow with the report of Pax-All closing its doors after less than two years in business. Twenty employees were given their walking papers.

Windsor has led Canada in unemployment for much of the past decade.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian Shalapata is the owner and publisher of Square Media Group. He covers politics, the police beat, community events, the arts, sports, and everything in between. His imagery and freelance contributions have appeared in select publications and for organizations in Canada and the United States. Contact Ian with story ideas.

1 Comment on "Windsor Jobless Rate Soars"

  1. We had the highest unemployment rate in Canada before Chrysler had their shut down, but our ineffective mayor is blaming the high unemployment rate on Chrysler. Ineffective Drew Dilkens was the chairman of the Windsor Development Committee when we led Canada with the highest unemployment rate and he cancelled meetings because he had no agenda. Now we have him as our mayor so I would not hold my breath on Windsor loosing the title of having the highest unemployment rate in Canada.

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