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Prince George’s jobless mark drops dramatically to 8.1% in November

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The unemployment rate in Prince George declined significantly in November to 8.1%.

That’s a drop of 1.4 points from October where it was at 9.5.

In the Northern Capital, there were 49-thousand people working in November.

BC experienced a similar fate seeing their jobless mark dip to 7.1 after it was 8.0% the month prior.

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Labour Division Analyst, Vince Ferrao told the employment picture in the province is slowly making headway.

“Employment grew by about 24-thousand between October and November, year-over-year it is done but if you take a look at the last two months it is up.”

In Canada, the unemployment rate came in at 8.5% in November, a slight improvement from October where it was 8.9.

The economy added 62-thousand jobs in November slightly off October’s surge of 84,000.

Here is a breakdown of all the provinces:

  • Nova Scotia 6.4%
  • Saskatchewan 6.9%
  • British Columbia 7.1%
  • Quebec 7.2%
  • Manitoba 7.4%
  • Ontario 9.1%
  • New Brunswick 9.6%
  • Prince Edward Island 10.2%
  • Alberta 11.1%
  • Newfoundland and Labrador 12.2%
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