By Adam Reaburn
The unemployment rate in Northeastern BC increased in the last month, but is still lower than April of 2009.
The current unemployment rate sits at 5.1% which is an increase from March when the unemployment rate was 4.4%. Even with the increase the number is still lower than in April of 2009 when the unemployment level sat at 6.5%
In the latest release from BC Stats the Northeast still has the lowest unemployment rate in the province.
The overall unemployment rate in BC is 7.3% and in Canada the number sits at 8.1%. Manitoba and Saskatchewan have the lowest Provincial unemployment rates in the country at 4.9% and 5.2%.