The unemployment rate on both sides of the border moved in different directions in the past month.
The job market in the Saskatchewan economic region that includes Lloydminster recovered, while in the Alberta region the rate slightly rose.
In the Prince Albert and Northern region, the rate was 9.9 per cent in July, down from 10.8 the previous month, unadjusted for seasonality. Provincially, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 8.8 from 11.6 per cent.
In the Camrose-Drumheller region, the rate rose to 13.1 per cent in July, up from 12.8 in June, unadjusted for seasonality. In Alberta, the market recovered with the rate dropping to 12.8 per cent, down from 15.5, seasonally adjusted.
The national unemployment rate dropped to 10.9, down from 12.3 per cent in June.