Another spike in the local unemployment rate.
Stats Canada releasing unemployment numbers for September. The Lethbridge-Medicine Hat region had a jobless rate of 7.6% month, that’s a jump from 7.1% in August.
This area has seen only one monthly decline in unemployment in over a year.
Here in Alberta, a small drop in the provincial jobless rate to 6.6% in September. It was at 7.2% in August.
The overall national rate fell slightly to 5.5%. Stats Can notes 54,000 jobs were added across the country in September.
Alberta Jobless Rate by Region in April 2019
Lethbridge-Medicine Hat: 7.6%
Banff-Jasper-Rocky Mountain House: 5.9%
Athabasca-Grande Prairie-Peace River: 5.9%
Red Deer: 8.0%
Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake: 6.2 %