Last month’s unemployment rates show that Lloydminster residents continue to find jobs on both sides of the city. Similar to May’s statistics, the City still sits higher than its provincial rates on both sides of the border, although the gap seems to be closing.

The western region of Camrose-Drumheller saw unemployment fall to 7.2 per cent, which is significant from the previous rate of 8.9 per cent. The region continues to sit with the highest level of unemployment in the province. As a whole, Alberta sits at a 6.6 per cent unemployment rate for the month of June.

In Saskatchewan, the Prince Albert and Northern Saskatchewan region saw a smaller drop in unemployment. The region currently sits at 6.7 per cent, which is a 1 point drop from the month prior. The region still remains the highest unemployment rate in the province and Saskatchewan as a whole sits at 5.1 per cent.

Employment in both provinces were the only two in Canada see an increase in June. The job growth in Alberta was due in part to accommodation and food services, educational services, and health care and social assistance. Saskatchewan shared an employment increase with Alberta as most of the growth occurred through accommodation and food services.