09 July 2010

NL posts 8k job loss in June

The Newfoundland and Labrador economy shed 8,100 jobs in June, erasing gains posted in May. That’s according to figures release on Friday by Statistics Canada.

Overall, the Canadian economy gained 93,000 jobs in June.

Compared to June 2009, the province has gained 4,400 jobs.

According to Statistics Canada, the labour force dropped to 256,500 in June compared to 263,100 in May.

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