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Lethbridge:   Another jolt on the local jobless front, as the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat rate jumped from 5.7 per cent in March to 6.6 per cent last month. 

  That 6.6 per cent now surpasses the provincial rate, which inched up to 5.9-per cent last month from 5.7 in March.

   Lethbridge Economic Development V-P of Business Development and Operations Bruce West, blames wet weather which is impacting the agricultural sector and delaying seeding and some construction. 

  According to West, "It's common for our region to experience slight increases in unemployment during March and April". "Part of that is from workers re-entering the workforce for seasonal employment.  Those workers are now being counted in the unemployed numbers".

   There are also those workers shifting from part-time to full-time employment.  West says, "E-D-L has been advised that many crop producers in the region (particularly potato, sugar beet and wheat growers) are seeing a delay in the start of planting".

 However, it should be noted, our local unemployment rate is still lower than the 7.4 -per cent in April last year and the provincial economy is gradually picking up.

  Provincially, the jobless rate inched up to 5.9 from 5.7, while the National jobless rate dropped a tenth of a point to 7.6 (because of the 58,300 jobs created, mostly in Ontario).  The national rate is now back to prerecession levels.



Posted on Friday, May 06, 2011 at 4/19/2014 3:45:25 PM
Source: Dori Modney -- Country 95 News
 
 
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