City unemployment rate down for the third straight month

January 5, 2018

The City of Miramichi's unemployment rate dropped for the third straight month in December.

According to Statistics Canada's latest labour force survey, the city's rate last month was 8.1 per cent last month.

That is down from 8.7 per cent in November, 9.1 per cent in October and 10.7 in September.

A year ago, the rate was 10.9 per cent.

In the greater Miramichi to Campbellton economic region, the rate last month was 12.3 per cent. That is up from 11.4 per cent a month earlier.

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