Drop In Unemployment Rate In Barrie

The decline snaps a stretch of a months-long upward trend

A drop in the unemployment rate in Barrie.

The rate drops by almost a full percent in June to 6.4%, on the growth of 1,900 jobs in one month.

In May the rate was at 7.3%.

On a national level The unemployment rate edged up to 5.5%, compared with 5.4% in May.

The country’s economy shed 2,200 net positions after adding about 24,000 full-time jobs and the losing about 26,000 part-time jobs.