Barrie’s jobless rate is continuing its freefall.
Once one of the highest in the land, now among the lowest, the unemployment rate in the city down half a percentage point from September to October to 5.2 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. Only Hamilton, at 5% flat, beats it within the province, and is among the lowest unemployment rates in Canada.
Barrie CMA reported 5.2% unemployment rate in October, now among the lowest in Ontario.
— Jeff Lehman (@Mayor_Jeff) November 2, 2018
On the provincial level, the jobless rate has not budged once since the summer at 5.7 per cent, while the federal level remained at 5.9 month over month.