Jobless number estimates for the region remain the same from January to February. Statistics Canada released their most recent numbers and shows the rates staying at 7 point 9 percent the last two months. Since October, this region has risen from a jobless rate of 5 point 7 percent.
The region that Grande Prairie is included in stretches from Banff-Jasper to Rocky Mountain House and Athabasca-Grande Prairie-Peace River.
In the province, the jobless rate has gone up point 6 percent to sit at 7 point 6 percent. Statistics Canada says the national unemployment rate only rose from 7 point 2 in January to 7 point 3 in February.