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Northwest Alberta unemployment rate holds steady

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The unemployment rate in northwest Alberta held steady last month at 3.9 per cent.

The Athabasca-Grande Prairie was the same as in March, and 0.1 per cent less than in April last year.

Province-wide the rate dropped 0.2 per cent from last month to 4.7, but that’s still 0.3 per cent more than last April.

Alberta lost 2,900 jobs last month, but compared to last year at this time, there are more than 72,000 more people working.

 

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The country’s rate stayed the same at 6.9 per cent, despite losing 29,000 jobs, due to a drop in people looking for work.

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