Employment in Ontario increased by 15,700 jobs in February and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.5 per cent.
According to the recently released 2017-18 Third Quarter Finances, the government is projecting to deliver on its commitment to balance the budget this year while making investments in the programs and services people and families rely on most.
Ontario’s economy has shown steady growth. In fact, since 2014 Ontario’s economy has grown more than Canada’s and all of the other G7 countries, but the government knows that more must be done to ensure that the benefits of a growing economy are shared fairly across the province.
The employment increase was led by monthly gains in the transportation and warehousing and educational services sectors.