Tuesday , 20 October 2020
(Lloyd Connect)

Border City unemployment rates continue to see a drop in Sask., rise in Alberta

Similar to July, Border City jobless rates looked different on both sides of the City in August.

The unemployment for the Alberta economic region of Camrose-Drumheller had a slight increase last month.

The region sits at 13.4 per cent compared to 13.1 per cent in July. The rate is not adjusted for seasonal employment.

Across the border, the jobless rate is 9.2 per cent for the Prince Albert and Northern region in Saskatchewan, unadjusted for seasonality.

This is a seven point drop compared to July’s rate of 9.9 per cent.

Employment continues to rebound since the economic shut down due to COVID-19 in March. The national jobless rate has dropped from 10. 9 per cent to 10.2 per cent.

In June, the unemployment rate was at 12.3 per cent.

Provincially, Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.8 per cent, and Alberta dropped from 15.5 per cent in June to 12.8 in July.

About Tre Lopushinsky

Tre is the lead reporter/editor at Lloyd Connect. He is a NAIT Radio and Television alumni. Tre has experience in radio, audio production, video editing and news reporting. During his time at NAIT he worked as a sports editor for the college paper and was a commentator for NAIT Ooks Basketball and volleyball teams. Some residents may know him as being the "giant employee" in the community for the past two years. Tre, for some reason, hasn’t veered away from his childhood as he has a passion for collecting figures (not dolls!).

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