City's unemployment rate up slightly in January
After several months of good news, the city of Miramichi's unemployment rate increased last month.
The city's unemployment rate in January was 8.9 per cent. That is up from 8.1 per cent in December.
The rate is still down considerably from a year ago when it was 11.5 per cent.
In the larger Campbellton to Miramichi economic region, the January rate was 13.2 per cent. In December it was 12.3 per cent.