Slight increase in Red Deer area September unemployment rate

By The Canadian Press
October 6, 2017 - 8:50am Updated: October 6, 2017 - 9:35am

RED DEER- The latest unemployment numbers for the Red Deer area show the rate for September at 5.7 per cent.

That is up one-tenth of a per cent from August's 5.6 per cent.

The unemployment rate for the Red Deer area in September of 2016 was 8.7 per cent.

The Alberta unemployment rate last month was 7.9 per cent.

That is a slight drop from the August rate of 8.1 per cent.

Nationally, a surge in full-time jobs in September made for a tenth straight month of net employment gains.

Stats Canada says the national unemployment rate stayed at a nine-year low of 6.2 per cent.

That's because 10,000 net new jobs were added across the county.

There were 112,000 full-time positions filled but 102,000 part-time jobs were lost.

Most of the full-time jobs were in the public-sector but the employment increase was also concentrated in factory work as the goods-producing sector added 10,500 jobs. 

(Gary McKinnon - The Canadian Press)

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