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Unemployment rate levels off in Northeastern BC

The unemployment rate in Northeastern BC managed to stay the same as March of 2009.

The current unemployment rate still sits at 6.5% which is the same as March of 2009.  One community in the Northeast that saw a big jump was Dawson Creek.  Their unemployment rate is currently at 14.1%. 

In the latest release from BC Stats the Northeast still has the lowest unemployment rate in the province but not by much as Vancouver sits around 6.7%.

If you compare this April to April of 2008 the unemployment rate has increased by 2.7%.  The unemployment rate in April of 2008 for the Northeast was 4.3%.

Currently the Cariboo region has the highest unemployment rate in the province at 12%.  The overall unemployment rate in BC is 7.6%

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