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Unemployment rate decreases in the North Coast- Nechako region

The jobless mark decreased slightly in the North Coast- Nechako region in November, according to Statistics Canada.

The region’s unemployment rate came in at 7.1% last month compared to 7.9% in October.

Labour Division Analyst Vincent Ferrao said the number of people employed was similar to October.

“In November there were 45,100 people working and in October we had 45,400 people working. If we compare this to November of 2020, last year there were about 44,000 people working,” he said.

Ferrao added that the 2020 jobless mark was 5.7% and in 2019, prior to the pandemic it was 4.1%.

He also said where the region saw job growth in November.

“There’s a little bit more in natural resources a part from that there are service industries that are employing more people specifically, accommodations and food and public administration,” Ferrao said.

Provincewide the jobless mark was the fourth lowest across the country at 5.6%.

Meanwhile, nationally there were 154,000 jobs added to the economy making the unemployment rate an even 6%.

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