Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Lethbridge-Medicine Hat jobless rate jumps to 7.6% in September

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.

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Alberta Jobless Rate by Region in April 2019

Lethbridge-Medicine Hat: 7.6%
Camrose-Drumheller: 5.1%
Calgary: 7.3%
Banff-Jasper-Rocky Mountain House: 5.9%
Athabasca-Grande Prairie-Peace River: 5.9%
Red Deer: 8.0%
Edmonton: 7.6%
Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake: 6.2 %

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