The London-St. Thomas jobless rate stayed above seven per cent for the fifth month in a row.
Stats Canada reported the unemployment rate held steady at 7.2 per cent in August despite 200 jobs being lost.
The jobless rate has risen steadily since the start of the year, it was at 5.8 per cent in January and quickly rose from there.
The Canadian job market rebounded last month, clawing back some of the 31,200 jobs that were lost in July. 26,200 net new jobs were created in August, however the unemployment rate rose to 7 per cent in August.
The federal jobless rate rose as more people entered the labour force and started looking for work.
Thomson Reuters had reported economists had expected a gain a 15,000 jobs and the unemployment rate to hold steady at 6.9 per cent.
Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased by 77,000, with all of the gains in part-time work. Over the same period, the total number of hours worked fell slightly.
Employment rose in Quebec and in Newfoundland and Labrador, while it declined in New Brunswick. There was little change in the other provinces.
Employment in Ontario was little changed on both a monthly and year-over-year basis. However, in August, the unemployment rate increased 0.3 percentage points to 6.7 per cent, as more people searched for work.
There were more people working in public administration and fewer people working in professional, scientific and technical services.
Public sector employment increased in August, while self-employment fell and the number of private sector employees was little changed.
Adjusted to the concepts used in the United States, the unemployment rate in Canada was 5.9 per cent in August compared with 4.9 per cent in the United States. On a year-over-year basis, the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged in Canada, while it declined slightly in the United States.