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Unemployment falls on both sides of the Lloydminster border

Employment numbers are looking stronger on both sides of the Lloydminster Border, according to new information from Statistics Canada.

According to the latest unemployment stats, the Camrose-Drumheller Region, which houses Lloydminster on the Alberta side, saw the rate fall from 9.5 per cent to 9.1 per cent from February to March.

Looking to the Saskatchewan side, the Prince Albert-Northern Region rate dropped from 7.7 per cent to 7.4 per cent over the same time period.

Provincially, Saskatchewan as a whole saw its unemployment rate climb slightly from 7.7 per cent to 7.8 per cent. In Alberta, it fell slightly, from 10.7 per cent to 10.5 per cent.

Across Canada, Statistics Canada reports an additional 303,000 jobs filled in March caused the unemployment rate to drop to 7.5 per cent. In February the jobless rate was 8.2 per cent.

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