Since October the unemployment rate in the Northeast had been so low B.C. Stats couldn’t calculate an accurate number.  In comparison to last year, the unemployment rate in March 2014 was 8.2 per cent with 39,200 people working.

Across the province the Northeast continues to have the lowest unemployment rate with Kelowna at 5.3 per cent and North Coast & Nechako at 5.2 per cent.  The region with the highest unemployment rate in B.C. is Thompson-Okanagan at 7.7.

Overall the Province saw an increase in the unemployment rate from 5.8 to 6.3.

Across the country employment increased by 29,000 in March. That helped to keep the unemployment steady at 6.8 per cent.