The unemployment rate saw a slight increase in the North Coast-Nechako region in the month of March, according to Statistics Canada.
It came in at 5.9% compared to February where the jobless mark was 5.2%.
Labour Division Analyst Vincent Ferrao said even though it did increase the unemployment rate is down from last year.
“In March of last year it was 8.5% so it has come down within the last twelve months.,” he said.
Ferrao also said how many people were working in the region.
“About 40,000 people were working in March- 40,200 to be exact so, a year ago it was a bit higher at 44,000,” he said.
Ferrao added that in February the region had 41,700 people working.
Meanwhile, the province also saw a slight increase in the unemployment rate at 5.1% but still had the third lowest jobless mark.
This is compared to February where it was 4.9%.
As for the National unemployment rate it fell to a record low of 5.3%, which is the first time it has hit the pre-pandemic level.