Windsor's unemployment rate is the highest among major Canadian cities, rising for the second consecutive month, according to figures released Friday by Statistics Canada.

The agency released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for its list of 28 cities.

The unemployment rate for some other cities in Ontario:

  • St. Catharines-Niagara, 8.8 per cent.
  • Kitchener, 8.2 per cent.
  • London, 8.6 per cent.
  • Hamilton, 7.8 per cent.
  • Toronto, 9.5 per cent.
  • Ottawa, 6.0 per cent.
  • Oshawa, 9.6 per cent.
  • Kingston, 5.5 per cent.
  • Thunder Bay, 5.4 per cent.

Windsor topped that list, with a rate that increased from 12.6 per cent to 12.7 per cent in May.

Regina had the lowest rate at 4.8 per cent.

The strengthening Canadian economy generated 24,700 new jobs last month. Despite the gains, the rate held steady last month at 8.1 per cent as more people started looking for work.

Statistics Canada says 67,300 more full-time jobs were added last month, while the economy shed 42,500 part-time jobs.

All provinces except British Columbia and Prince Edward Island saw employment rise or remain steady in May, with Ontario registering the biggest increase.