Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Lethbridge-Medicine Hat jobless rate lowest in Alberta in June at 5.7%

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Another very good sign things around here are getting back to normal, more and more people are back working.

There was a huge drop in the local unemployment rate in June. Stats Canada says the Lethbridge-Medicine Hat area now has the lowest jobless rate in the province at 5.7%.

That’s a drop of nearly 2% from May and the lowest it’s been here in a very long time.

As good as things are looking locally, that wasn’t the case across most of the province however, as Alberta’s overall jobless rate went up slightly to 9.3%.

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Nationally, Canada’s employment picture is looking better with over 61,000 people heading back to work in June. That dropped the country’s jobless rate 7.8%.

Almost all of the jobs gains were in part-time work.

Alberta Jobless Rate by Region in June 2021

Lethbridge-Medicine Hat: 5.7%
Camrose-Drumheller: 6.5%
Calgary: 9.1%
Banff-Jasper-Rocky Mountain House: 8.9%
Athabasca-Grande Prairie-Peace River: 8.9%
Red Deer: 10.2%
Edmonton: 9.7%
Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake: 6.6%

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