Barrie Unemployment Rate On Decline For Second Straight Month

Mayor Jeff Lehman points to strong employment growth for the July down slide

The July unemployment numbers out.

On a National level it went up to 5.7% (June 5.5%).

In Barrie the rate dropped to 5.4%, down from 6.4% in June

The Numbers

  • Employment rate: 61.9% (62.1% June)
  • Participation rate: 65.6% (65.7 June)
  • Number unemployed: 1,149,900 (1,114,400 June)
  • Number working: 19,030,400 (19,054,600 June)
  • Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 11.4% (10.7% June)
  • Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.1% (5.1% June)
  • Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 4.4% (4.2% June)