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Unemployment Increases on Both Sides of the Border City

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.

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