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P.G. Unemployment Up

Friday, March 11, 2016 @ 6:58 AM

Prince George, B.C.- The unemployment rate in Prince George was  5.8% last month,  up  from 4.4% recorded in February of 2015.Statistics Canada  analyst Vincent Ferrao says  there was no single  sector which saw significant job losses,   “There were some in the finance, insurance and real estate sector,  as well as information culture and recreation.”  He says there wee also some losses in  the category of personal and household services.

There were 46,800 people  working  in Prince George last month compared to 47,500  in the same month a year ago.

For the Cariboo region,  which includes Prince George,  the rate  climbed to  7.4%  in February, up from 5% in the same month a year ago.

The provincial rate  inched up to 6.6%   a half a percentage point higher than  the 6.1% recorded in February of 2015.

As for the National rate,  it  was sitting at 7.3% ,   up from  6.9%   in February of 2015.



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