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LETHBRIDGE: If the unemployment rate was an amusement ride it might be considered a roller-coaster ride.

 

There was an improved picture for the Lethbridge-Medicine Hat jobless rate in August. The rate dropped to 4.2% from 5.1% in July.

 

That 4.2% is considerably better than the 6% recorded in June or the 6.2% mark this area hit in May of this year. However, at the beginning of the year, the local region had a jobless rate that was at an even 4%.

 

The provincial unemployment rate is up slightly to 4.8% from 4.5%. The provincial rate was sitting at 4.5% in January of this year but peaked at 5% in June.

 

The National rate slipped a tenth of point from 7.2 to 7.1, as 59-thousand positions were created nationally. However, the growth was mainly for part-time work. Stats show employment increased in Ontario and Alberta but, it fell in Manitoba and there was very little chance in the rest of the provinces.

 

 



Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 at 4/16/2014 11:44:49 AM
Source: Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) -- Country 95 News
 
 
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