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Unemployment rate remains steady at 4.3%

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FORT ST. JOHN B.C. – Unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. remained steady in November at 4.3 percent. 

In October the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent dropping from 5.6 percent in September.  The Provincial unemployment rate also dropped in November to 4.4 percent from 4.5. 

Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology,  issued the following statement on the release of the November Labour Force Survey:

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“B.C.’s strong jobs numbers and latest fiscal update show that we can have a truly balanced budget with a robust surplus, while investing in people and making life more affordable.  For the 15th month in a row, B.C. had the lowest unemployment rate in the country at 4.4% and, in the past year, employment in the province increased by 42,500 jobs.”

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