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Employment in Canada soars in November; jobless rate in Lethbridge region at 5.5%

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – More people are back working these days across this country.

Employment in Canada is now at levels higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic nearly two years ago.

Stats Canada says both full-time and part-time work increased in November, driving down the national jobless rate to 6.0%.

Locally, unemployment rose ever-so-slightly to 5.5% last month, from 5.3% in October. The Lethbridge-Medicine Hat region though still has the lowest jobless rate in the province by more than a full percentage point over any other area.

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Alberta did see some job gains in November, particularly in the retail trade and constructions sectors, however the unemployment rate remained unchanged from October at 7.6%.

Alberta Jobless Rate by Region in November 2021

Lethbridge-Medicine Hat: 5.5%
Camrose-Drumheller: 8.9%
Calgary: 7.7%
Banff-Jasper-Rocky Mountain House: 6.7%
Athabasca-Grande Prairie-Peace River: 6.7%
Red Deer: 6.6.%
Edmonton: 7.0%
Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake: 6.1%

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