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Northern Ontario loses 8,200 jobs

(CNW) A news release from the Ontario Liberal Party, says the Progressive Conservative government has ignored Northern Ontario and sat idly by as jobs fled.
(CNW) A news release from the Ontario Liberal Party, says the Progressive Conservative government has ignored Northern Ontario and sat idly by as jobs fled.

Since Ernie Eves and the Conservatives formed the government eight years ago, the Northern Ontario economy lost 8,200 jobs.

According to Statistics Canada, there were 384,000 jobs in Northern Ontario in 1995, but today there are just 375,800.

Thunder Bay and Sudbury had the most significant population declines of any cities in Canada between 1996 and 2001.

Statistics released Friday show the jobless rate for August in Sudbury is 8.3 per cent, compared to 7.9 per cent in July. The Ontario average in August was 7.1 per cent.

Although 100 new jobs were created in August, some 900 people joined the workforce. The city's labour force is 81,100.





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