Nearly 1 million jobs were added in Canada last month, according to Statistics Canada.

In Manitoba, about 28,900 more positions were added between May and June – of those positions, around 14,800 are full-time jobs, and 14,200 part-time.

Finance Minister Scott Fielding gave details this morning, saying “With increases in May and June, over 40 percent of Manitobans who lost employment due to COVID-19 are already back at work.”

The province’s unemployment rate dropped to 10.1 percent last month after reaching 11.2 percent in May.

Youth unemployment has decreased by 3.5 percent, to 19.3 percent, the lowest in Canada. 

Manitoba currently has the second-lowest unemployment rate in Canada.