Like the weather, the job market was red hot last month.
Statistics Canada says the economy cranked out more than 54,000 jobs in July, which blew past analysts’ estimated for a gain of 17,000 jobs.
That pushed the jobless rate to a four-decade low of 5.8 per cent down from 6 per cent in June.
Stats Canada says the loss of 28,000 full-time jobs was offset by a gain of 82,000 part-time positions.
Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge, Brantford and Guelph recorded lower unemployment rates while Hamilton and St. Catharines-Niagara were slightly higher.
The provincial jobless rate tumbled to 5.4 per cent from 5.9 per cent in June.