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Jobless mark sees slight uptick in North coast-Nechako region

The unemployment rate for the North Coast- Nechako region saw an uptick in August according to Statistics Canada.

Last month, the jobless mark came in at 5% up from 4.6% in July.

Labour Division Analyst Vincent Ferrao said that as for people employed it is similar to last year.

“41, 400 people were working. It’s not much of a change when we compare it to August 2021 , at that time there were 42,400,” he said.

Ferrao said that the jobless marks has improved since this time last year,

“A year ago it was 8.8%, that represents 2,200 people unemployed this August compared with 4,100 a year ago,” he said.

According to Ferrao, there were some gains in job sectors during the month of August.

Natural Resources, construction and information all saw increases but warehousing and retail saw a decrease.

The province had the second lowest jobless mark at 4.8%, trailing behind Quebec.

Meanwhile, nationally, the unemployment rate came in at 5.4% which is an increase from July where the country saw a record low at 4.9.

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