5.2 C
Fort St. John
Sunday, April 21, 2019
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement
Home News Unemployment numbers in northeast BC see slight drop

Unemployment numbers in northeast BC see slight drop

Advertisement

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northeast BC has seen a slight drop in unemployment numbers for July.

We now sit at 8.8%, but that is down from the 9.2% that we were sitting at before. We still currently sit at the highest unemployment rate in BC.

The oil and gas sector has contributed to Northeast BC’s unemployment numbers.

- Advertisement -

BC does still hold the lowest unemployment rate in the country though at 5.6%.

According to BC Stats, we added 85,000 jobs over the past 12 months which is an increase of 3.7%.

 

 

get the latest news in your inbox

Author

Advertisement

Local Events

Must Read

BC Wildfire Service reminding residents to use caution when burning outdoors

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - With Northeastern B.C. experiencing warm and dry weather conditions, the B.C. Wildfire Service is asking residents and industry personnel to...