It is a good news bad news scenario for the Canadian Economy.
There were 12,000 jobs gained in the month of August, according to the latest Statistics Canada report released Friday morning.
But the unemployment rate ticked higher for the first time in months as more people looked for work, jumping two-tenths of a point to 7.0 per cent.
The unemployment rate had been steady at 6.8 per cent for six consecutive months.
The overall increase in the number of jobs came as full-time employment grew in August, offset in part by a drop in part-time work.