Regional Jobless Rates

B.C. Statistics has released the fine print from the Statistics Canada report on the July jobless numbers.

It shows Northeastern B.C. with a rate well above the seasonally adjusted provincial average of 4.4%.

The local regional rate was 6.2%, which is even slightly higher than July’s national average of 6.1%.

The Vancouver Island/Sunshine Coast region had the lowest B.C. rate at 3.8%, with the Northwest Coast the highest at 7.5%.

Among municipalities, the forest industry woes of the Provincial Interior were underlined by the Prince George rate, which was 7.6%.

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