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Friday, May 9, 2014

Unemployment Rate Rises Locally

A disappointing report from Stats Canada on jobs with the April unemployment rate nationally staying at 6.9 per cent in spite of the economy shedding 29 thousand jobs.

In New Brunswick, the jobless rate rose from 9.7 per cent in March to 10 and a half per cent in April with the loss of 600 fulltime and 48 hundred part time jobs.

The unemployment rate in Saint John also going up from 6.8 to 6.9 per cent.