City's unemployment rate 4.2 per cent in June

The city's unemployment rate stood at 4.2 per cent in June, according to Statistics Canada labour market survey numbers.

That's up slightly from 4.1 per cent for the same month last year and the number of people holding down jobs was roughly the same - 51,800 last month and 51,500 in June 2018.

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Likewise, there was little difference in the number of people seeking jobs - 2,300 last month and 2,200 in June 2018 - and in the total not participating - 18,700 last month and 18,900 in June 2018.

Accuracy of the June 2019 unemployment rate is plus or minus 0.7 percentage points and, for the June 2018 figure, 0.6 percentage points, both 68 per cent of the time.

The numbers are based on a three-month rolling average.

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