Ontario's economic development minister says the province is
leading the country in job creation.
Brad Duguid says more than 378-thousand new jobs have been created in the province since the 2009 recession.
But he says he's not pleased to see unemployment last month was at 7.9 per cent -- a rate he calls ``stubbornly high.''
Nationally, the unemployment rate fell to 7.2 per cent, down from7.4 per cent the month before.
Hamilton’s unemployment rate fell to 6.1 per cent from 6.3 in October.
Statistics Canada says 24,600 people were officially unemployed in the Hamilton-Burlington-Grimsby area, a drop of almost 9 per cent from a year ago. There was also a drop in the number of people employed in the area over the last 12 months. The month-over-month figure, shows 300 jobs gained.