The latest figures from Statistics Canada show Windsor’s jobless rate has dropped to 7.7%, down substantially from 9.3 percent in January.
Statistics Canada reports the level of employment in the Windsor CMA increased by 2,000, from 154,600 people working in January to 156,600 in February, moving Windsor well away from having the highest jobless rate in the Country.
“This is obviously encouraging news, City Council is working hard to continue improving our financial position, holding the line on taxes, and making a liveable community where residents want to live and investors want to create jobs. The significant improvement in our employment rate this month is a strong indicator that our efforts are paying off. I look forward to further improvements over the coming months.” – Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens
The mayor’s office attributes the positive change to the following:
- Windsor passing another Zero Percent Tax Increase along to ratepayers (eight straight years)
- Windsor offering incentives to business owners through a community improvement plan (CIP) program.
- Windsor being the host site this year for the International CARHA World Cup of Hockey, the Dive Canada World Series, and the FINA International Swimming Championships.
- Windsor opening the new $5.7 million dollar Chimczuk Museum in February