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Unemployment rate unmoved

While the rest of the country experienced a bump in its unemployment rate, things stayed the same in and around Oshawa.

According to new numbers from Statistics Canada, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the Oshawa census metropolitan area – which also includes Whitby and Clarington – was at 6.4 per cent in July, the same as it was the month before.

This number is down from the same time last year, with July 2015 seeing a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 7.8 per cent.

Across the country, the unemployment rate was up 0.1 per cent, and now sits at 6.9 per cent. Statistics Canada says full-time employment fell by 71,000 between June and July, while part-time work went up by 40,000, with most of the change felt by those between 15 and 24 years of age.

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