Hamilton’s jobless rate went up from August to September.
Statistics Canada says based on a seasonally adjusted, 3 month moving average, Hamilton’s unemployment rate rose 0.5 per cent last month.
It now stands at 7 per cent.
That compares to a 7.9 per cent jobless rate in Toronto and 8.5 per cent in St. Catharines and Niagara.
The lowest unemployment rate among major Ontario cities is in Brantford at 5.7 per cent.
Nationally, Stats Can says the unemployment rate was 6.9 per cent in September, down 0.2 percentage points compared to August.
It is the first time since December 2008 that its below 7 per cent.
Statistics Canada says the Canadian economy created no net new jobs for September while fewer young people looking for work.
Industries that saw gains included natural resources, agriculture, finance, insurance, real estate and leasing.
There were fewer jobs in manufacturing and public administration.