On labour market performance, Ontario ranks 52nd of 60 North American jurisdictions.
Eleven out of 23 urban areas in the province have not recovered from the last recession.
Net job growth over the past decade has been heavily concentrated in Toronto and Ottawa.
Only New Brunswick and Nova Scotia created fewer private-sector jobs than Ontario, on average, each year between 2007 and 2016.
Excluding Canada and the U.S., the average annual economic growth rate for the other five G7 countries over the past 20 years is 1.28 per cent.
Closely linking January’s job losses to the Wynne government’s minimum wage hikes without recognizing other causes creates a dangerous precedent.
Over the past decade more Ontarians have left to live in other provinces than have moved here from elsewhere in the country.
In northern Ontario, job losses ranged from 1 per cent in Greater Sudbury to 16.1 per cent in Sault Ste. Marie.
Four CMAs saw their employment shrink, and they were all in Ontario.