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Friday, March 7, 2014

An Increase In Saint John Unemployment Rate

The jobless rate across the nation is unchanged from January to February at 7.0 per cent according to the StatsCan Labour Force Survey.

Saint John recorded a rise from 6.4 to 6.6 per cent last month.

Provincially, the unemployment rate dipped slightly from 9.9 per cent in January to 9.8 per cent last month.

The economy shed 7,000 jobs when experts were hoping it would add 15,000 jobs.