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Ups and downs for Lloydminster area job numbers, says latest Stats Can report

According to the latest Statistics Canada Job Report, the Border City area has seen some ups and downs for employment over the last month.

The Prince Albert-Northern region, housing the Lloydminster area on the Saskatchewan side, saw its unemployment go from 5.6 per cent in June to 5.2 per cent in July. This is continuing a positive trend that began at the start of the year.

On the Alberta side, in the Camrose-Drumheller region, also housing Lloydminster and area, the unemployment rate rose from 6.5 per cent in June to 7.2 per cent in July.

On the provincial scale, Alberta’s total unemployment dropped from 9 per cent even in June to 8.8 per cent in July. In Saskatchewan, the rate didn’t shift much at all, staying at 6.6 per cent over June and July.

Nationally, 94,000 for the most part full-time jobs were added over the last month.

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