Red Deer area unemployment rate rises in April

By Gary McKinnon
May 5, 2017 - 9:29am

RED DEER- Stats Canada is out with unemployment numbers for April.

The rate for the Red Deer area was 9.7%, that is up from 9.5% in March.

The Alberta rate dropped from 8.4% to 7.9% in April.

The national unemployment rate fell by point-two percentage points from March to 6.5 last month as fewer young people looked for a job.

That's the lowest level since the country was in the grips of the global financial crisis in 2008.

(Gary McKinnon - The Canadian Press)


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