City unemployment rate up in April
The city of Miramichi's unemployment rate took a jump last month, according to new figures released on Friday.
According to the latest figures from Stats Canada, the city's rate in April was 11.7 per cent.
That's a jump from 10.7 per cent in March, but still well below a year ago when the rate was 14 per cent.
The rate in the greater Miramichi to Campbellton economic region was 14.4 per cent last month.
A year ago, it was 18.1 per cent.