London's unemployment rate dropped slightly, but it still holds the third highest rate compared to other major Canadian cities.

The rate decreased from 9.9 per cent in April to 9.8 per cent for May, according to Statistics Canada.

The only other cities higher are Peterborough at 11.9 and Saint John at 10.2.

On a national level, Stats Can says the economy added a whopping 95,000 jobs in May - the biggest monthly increase in more than a decade.

The job gains were the first major increase for 2013 and many times greater than economists had expected.

It was the biggest job creation month since August 2002 and brought the country's official unemployment rate down one-tenth of a point to 7.1 per cent.

The details of the employment report were positive across the board.

All were private sector and in the employee class -- rather than the less desirable self-employment category -- and almost all were full-time.

Even young people had an easier time finding employment in May, with about 54,000 of the new workers in the 15 to 24 age group joining the labour force.

With files from The Canadian Press