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Canada jobless rate drops slightly

According to The Windsor Star, Windsor's unemployment rate dropped marginally to 13.6 per cent in April as more area residents found employment, according to figures released by Statistics Canada.

StatsCan's figures show that 1,200 more Windsor-area residents found work in April, compared to the previous month when the unemployment rate hit 13.7 per cent.

Windsor's rate remains the highest in Canada.

A similar trend was found in two of Ontario's strongest manufacturing centres with rates also falling in Oshawa and Hamilton.

St. Catharines-Niagara had the second-highest rate in Ontario at 10.5 per cent followed by Kitchener at 10.1, London at 9.5, Toronto at 8.9, Thunder Bay at 8.7, Sudbury at 8.6, Hamilton at 7.9 and Oshawa at 7.7.

The lowest rate amnong the cities surveyed by StatsCan was found in Regina at 4.3 per cent.

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