Hamilton’s unemployment rate increased slightly in July from 6 per cent to 6.1 percent.
It remains lower than other major cities in the province, including Toronto (6.4%), the St. Catharines-Niagara region (7.8%), London (7.2%) and Windsor (6.2%).
Quebec City has the lowest jobless rate among Canada’s medium to large cities at 4.3%.
Guelph is a close second at 5.3 per cent while Brantford has a 5.5% unemployment rate.
Nationally, the unemployment inched up to 6.9 per cent from 6.8 per cent last month as the economy shed 71-thousand, 400 full-time positions last month, which was partly offset by an increase of more than 40-thousand part-time jobs.
Statistics Canada says full-time work in Canada hasn’t suffered a one-month blow this big since October of 2011.
Ontario led the way in job losses with its labour market decreasing by 36-thousand-100 net positions; about 18-thousand-900 of those jobs were full time.