The Labour Market Group’s latest jobs report for January 2019 shows a sharp increase in the number of jobs posted in the Parry Sound region over this time last year.

In January 2018, 79 jobs were posted.

This year in January, the area saw 128 jobs posted, an increase of 62 percent.

The Parry Sound region also saw an increase of unique employers, 51 compared to 38 last year or 34.2 percent.

When compared to December 2018, January 2019 saw 78 more job postings and 23 more unique employers.

Health Care and Social Assistance saw the highest number of job postings at 27.3 percent of overall postings followed by Retail Trade at 16.4 percent, Manufacturing at 9.4 percent, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation also at 9.4 percent, and Accommodation and Food Services at 8.6 percent.

Youthdale Treatment Centres, LSI Transport Inc./Locomotive Systems Inc., and Walmart were the top 3 employers posting jobs.

To see the full report as well as the highlights, visit The Labour Market Group website.