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Lethbridge-Medicine Hat jobless rate falls to 5.3% in October; lowest in Alberta

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A slight drop in the local unemployment rate last month.

Stats Canada says the Lethbridge-Medicine Hat rate fell about a half-a-percent to 5.3% in October from 5.7% in September. That leaves this region with, by far, still the lowest jobless rate in the province.

Our current rate is nearly half that in Camrose, which has the highest unemployment rate in the province right now.

Alberta’s overall jobless rate fell just a tad to 7.6% last month. That’s a bit of good news.

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Across the country, Canada’s national jobless rate fell to 6.7% in October. The country added 31,000 jobs coast-to-coast, mostly in retail. Canada returned to a pre-pandemic employment levels in September.

Alberta Jobless Rate by Region in October 2021

Lethbridge-Medicine Hat: 5.7%
Camrose-Drumheller: 10.2%
Calgary: 8.2%
Banff-Jasper-Rocky Mountain House: 7.1%
Athabasca-Grande Prairie-Peace River: 7.1%
Red Deer: 7.8.%
Edmonton: 7.7%
Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake: 6.2%

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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