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Unemployment continues steady decline on both sides of the Lloydminster border

Unemployment rates dropped once again in both the Saskatchewan and Alberta regions housing Lloydminster.

In the latest StatisticsCanada report, unemployment in Alberta’s Camrose-Drumheller region, housing one half of our City, sat at 6.9 per cent in May, down from 7.5 per cent in April. It also continues a steady decline in unemployment that began at the beginning of the year in this region.

Looking to the Prince Albert-Northern region, housing the Saskatchewan side of the city, unemployment was at 6.5 per cent for May, down from 6.8 in April and following a trend started in February.

Camrose-Drumheller had the lowest unemployment across the province in May, which Prince Albert Northern sat second-lowest behind Yorkton-Melville.

Looking provincially, Alberta unemployment is down from 9.9 per cent in April to 9.3 per cent in May. Saskatchewan also experienced a dip in unemployment on the whole, going from 7.8 per cent in April to 7.3 per cent in May.

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Nationally, the unemployment picture was harsher. There were 68,000 jobs lost as a whole last month, almost all in part-time work.

The provinces that experienced the biggest hits in employment were Ontario and Nova Scotia.

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