The unemployment rate for the Alberta region that holds Lloydminster saw an increase in August.
Statistics Canada shows that the rate increased from 7.2% in July to 8% in August. That number decreased from August last year by 0.7%. The numbers have not been adjusted for seasonal layoffs.
Alberta’s unemployment rate was 8.1% overall in August, a 0.3% increase from July.
On the other side of the border city, the region holding Lloydminster saw an increase by 0.7% from 7.2% in July to 7.9% in August. Last year, the unemployment rate for August was 8.9%.
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Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate was down 0.2% to 6.4% in August.
Nationally, the unemployment rate has dropped slightly to 6.2%, matching the most recent low from October, 2008.