Toronto's employment rate fell from 64 per cent to 61.9 per cent.
ontario labour policy
On labour market performance, Ontario ranks 52nd of 60 North American jurisdictions.
Higher minimum wages tend to reduce employment opportunities for younger and less-skilled workers.
Higher taxes, rapid debt accumulation and soaring electricity costs have made Ontario less attractive for investment.
Business investment in Ontario is $50.9 billion this year, down from $53.8 billion before the recession.
In Ontario, 69 per cent of part-time workers work part time by preference or due to lifestyle choices.