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.
Labour Division Analyst, Vince Ferrao told MyPGNow.com 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%