LETHBRIDGE: Statistics for the month of February paint a fairly stable unemployment
picture on all three fronts.
For the Lethbridge-Medicine Hat region, the rate climbed slightly from an
even 4% in January to 4.3% last month. However, that number is more than half a
point lower than February of 2012, which posted a rate of 4.9%.
Provincially, the jobless rate was unchanged at 4.5%, which is also down from
the 4.9% posted in February of last year. The Alberta rate is the second lowest
in the country. Saskatchewan has the lowest jobless rate at 3.8% and
Newfoundland is the highest at 11.7%.
Nationally, the Canadian economy surprised even the most optimistic by
churning out 50,700 new jobs in February. Most of them are full-time, private
sector positions and many were created in Ontario. The addition of the new jobs
held the country's unemployment rate at 7%, which remains at a four year low.
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 at 12/10/2013 9:53:16 AM
Source: Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) -- Country 95 News