Unemployment numbers in northeast BC see slight drop

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northeast BC has seen a slight drop in unemployment numbers for July.We now sit at 8.8%, but that is down from the 9.2% that we were sitting at before. We still currently sit at the highest unemployment rate in BC.The oil and gas sector has contributed to Northeast BC’s unemployment numbers.- Advertisement -BC does still hold the lowest unemployment rate in the country though at 5.6%.According to BC Stats, we added 85,000 jobs over the past 12 months which is an increase of 3.7%.last_img