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Friday, January 10, 2014

Saint John's Unemployment Rate Drops To 7%

Things are looking up on the local job front, with the city's unemployment rate dropping by one per cent from November to December. It now sits at 7%

That's according to the latest Stats Can survey, which is showing provincial employment has increased by 1.8% compared to twelve months ago. The unemployment rate for New Brunswick has not budged from November to December at 9.7%.

The national employment rate rising 0.3 percentage points to 7.2% as more people looked for work.