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Unemployment rates falling in Border City

Lloydminster’s unemployment rates fell slightly on both sides of the city last month. While both sit higher than their respective provincial rate, the situation appears to be improving, less so in Alberta.

The western region of Camrose-Drumheller saw unemployment fall to 8.9 per cent, a small drop from the previous rate of 9.3 per cent. The region still sits with the highest level of unemployment in the province and Alberta’s unemployment rate as a whole sits at 6.8 per cent.

In Saskatchewan, the region of Prince Albert and Northern Saskatchewan saw a similar fall in unemployment. Currently, the region sits at 6.6 per cent after a dip from 7 per cent the month prior, but it remains the highest unemployment rate in the province. The upward trend is seen across the Saskatchewan with the provincial rate falling from 5.7 to 5.5 per cent.

Saskatchewan saw a small increase for employment in professional, scientific and technical services. Employment in transportation and warehousing grew from increases in Ontario and Alberta. There were fewer people working in public administration, business, building and other support services in Alberta.

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