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Friday, September 6, 2013

Slight Dip In Unemployment Rate

There has been a bit of a drop in the unemployment rate but Saint John at 10.5 per cent last month still has the highest jobless percentage of any city that's surveyed and the only one in double digits. 

The provincial unemployment rate rose from 10.2 per cent in July to 10.7 per cent.  

Unemployment, nationally, fell to 7.1 per cent in August from 7.2 per cent the previous month. 59,000 new jobs were created during the month but most of them were part time.