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Unemployment in Grande Prairie region sees month over month increase

The number of people unemployed in the economic region, including Grande Prairie, ticked upwards in the first month of 2024. According to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada, the unemployment rate for the Athabasca – Grande Prairie – Peace River region was 4.7 per cent in January, up from the 4.3 per cent reported the previous month.

The number of people unemployed across the region saw a year-over-year decrease compared to the 5.2 per cent reported in January 2023.

Across Alberta, the unemployment rate to start 2024 was 6.2 per cent, a slight downtick from the 6.3 per cent reported in December; but a slight increase from the 6 per cent reported in the same month the previous year. The Red Deer region recorded the highest unemployment rate in January and the Camrose-Drumheller region reported the lowest.

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