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Unemployment rate in northwestern Alberta up again

The unemployment rate in northwestern Alberta has again increased.

It’s up from 3.8 per cent at this point last year to 4.2 per cent.

However, it is down from last month when it was 5 per cent.

Across the province, the rate is down slightly from 4.7 in 2013 to 4.5 per cent, where it was in October as well.

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However, Canada-wide it’s up to 6.6 per cent, with 10,700 jobs lost.

Last month it was at its lowest level since 2008.

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