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Unemployment up slightly for Grande Prairie – Athabasca region

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Alberta’s unemployment numbers are holding steady from last year.

October 2014 measured up with a 4.5 per cent unemployment rate, the same as October 2013.

Here in the Athabasca-Grande Prairie region unemployment is up only slightly from 4.9 per cent in September to 5 per cent in October.

Year over year, however, that number is up almost a full percentage.

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Unemployment for women in the province is also slightly higher at 5.2 per cent, compared to 3.9 per cent for men.

 

Across the country, Alberta has the second lowest unemployment numbers, after Saskatchewan, whose is currently at 3.5 per cent.

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