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Unemployment Drops in P.G.

Friday, May 6, 2016 @ 8:13 AM

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.


I wonder how the negative posters here will treat this good news story for the region

    I do not know.

    Did you include the province when you referred to the “region”?

    Amazing news that the BC unemployment rate was lower than any other province for the first time since 1976. I counted between 1976 and 2016 and ran out of fingers and toes; then decided to write the 20 down and continued to count, By the time I finished, I figured that was 40 years ago.

    Now there is good news for BC! 13,000 jobs were added in April in BC.

    Newfoundland and Labrador added 6,100 jobs. That is more good news especially since the population of that province is less than 10% of the population of BC.

    Alberta is getting hit with the bad news these days. On top of the Fort McMurray disaster, the province lost 20,800 jobs.

    Good news, bad news. Both can be found to exist side by side most of the time. In fact, what one person calls good news, might be bad news for someone else. It is all in the eyes of the beholder.

      Okay. SO good news and bad news are finite facts.

      Sort of like Trump. We all think he is good news for Canada.

Probably due to all those patch workers coming home and scooping up anything they can get.

Dearth—-here is one for you. Election is coming.

    Darned government, lowering the unemployment rate to get re-elected

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