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Unemployment numbers in northeast BC see slight drop

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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.

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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%.

 

 

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