Since February 2020, government employment has increased by 9.4 per cent compared to just 0.4 per cent for the private sector.
Several major cities including Windsor and Thunder Bay experienced a rate of job creation below the national average.
Total business investment declined by 0.2 per cent per year between 2016 and 2019.
Michigan replaced its complex business tax with a flat corporate income tax of 6 per cent.
Women over 25 years old working full-time were hardest hit, with employment decreasing by 31,500 jobs.
Only New Brunswick and Nova Scotia created fewer private-sector jobs than Ontario, on average, each year between 2007 and 2016.
In northern Ontario, job losses ranged from 1 per cent in Greater Sudbury to 16.1 per cent in Sault Ste. Marie.