Positive jobless numbers for Red Deer area

By rdnewsNOW staff and The Canadian Press
April 6, 2018 - 8:21am Updated: April 6, 2018 - 9:23am

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

The Red Deer area saw a sizeable drop from 5.5% in February to 4.9% last month.

The unemployment rate for our area in March 2017 was 9.5%.

The Alberta unemployment rate dropped from from 6.7% to 6.3%.

Nationally, the economy delivered 32,300 net new jobs last month as Canada generated a rush of full-time work that helped hold the national unemployment rate at a record low of 5.8%.

Stats Canada says the labour force produced 68,300 full-time positions, which was partially offset by a loss of part-time jobs. 


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