Unemployment up 2.1 percent in P.G.
Prince George, B.C.- Unemployment in Prince George rose last month to 6.5%, up from 4.4% recorded in November of last year. There were 3,300 people out of work last month compared to 2,400 in November of 2014.
Statistics Canada’s Vincent Ferrao says the job losses came in natural resources and industries which support that sector.
In the Cariboo region, which includes Prince George, Unemployment rose to 7.1%, up from 4.8% recorded in November of 2014. There were 6,100 people looking for work throughout the region last month, compared to 4,300 in November 2014.
Provincially, the rate increased by .5% to 6.2% up from 5.7% in the same month a year ago.
Nationally the rate increased to 7.1% last month. It had been 6.7% in November of 2014.