A significant rise in unemployment rates in the Border City comes after Canada reaches a record high due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Stats Canada.
The Alberta economic region of Camrose-Drumheller is just over a full percent increase in its unemployment rate rise in May.
The region sits at 10.4 per cent compared to 9.3 per cent in April.
That rate is not adjusted for seasonal employment.
Across the border, the jobless rate is 9.4 per cent for the Prince Albert and Northern region in Saskatchewan, unadjusted for seasonality.
This is a more than two per cent increase compared to April’s rate of 7.2 per cent.
Overall, Canada hits its highest unemployment rate since 1982 at 13.7 per cent.
The rate sat at 5.6 per cent in February pre-pandemic.