Unemployment rate lower than April of 2009

By Adam Reaburn
The unemployment rate in Northeastern BC increased in the last month, but is still lower than April of 2009.
The current unemployment rate sits at 5.1% which is an increase from March when the unemployment rate was 4.4%.  Even with the increase the number is still lower than in April of 2009 when the unemployment level sat at 6.5%
In the latest release from BC Stats the Northeast still has the lowest unemployment rate in the province.

The overall unemployment rate in BC is 7.3% and in Canada the number sits at 8.1%.  Manitoba and Saskatchewan have the lowest Provincial unemployment rates in the country at 4.9% and 5.2%. 

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