Unemployment Drops in P.G.
Prince George, B.C.- The unemployment rate in Prince George last month was 4.7%, down from the 5.6 recorded in April a year ago.B.C.’s unemployment rate was 5.8%, down from 6.3% recorded in the same month in 2015. That 5.8% made B.C.’s unemployment rate the lowest among provinces, and that’s the first time that’s happened since 1976.
In the Cariboo region, which includes Prince George, the unemployment rate was 5.6% last month, down from 6.7% recorded in April of 2015.
Nationally, the rate inched up to 7.1% last month, compared to the 6.8% mark of April 2015.