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Friday, December 6, 2013

Saint John's Unemployment Rate Drops

Saint John is no longer number one...the latest employment figures showing the Port City does not have the dubious distinction of being the city with the highest unemployment rate in the StatsCan survey.

The unemployment rate in Saint John went down from 9.4% to 8%. Provincially, the jobless rate falling to 9.7% from 10.1%. 

Nationally, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.9%. Statistics Canada says the economy created about 21,600 new jobs last month, although almost all the additions were part-time.