April Unemployment Rate Jumps to 6.4% in Lethbridge-Medicine Hat Region

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This region continues to struggle in terms of unemployment with another month-over-month increase in the local jobless rate.

The trend of increases in local unemployment continues.

More and more people locally were looking for work in April as the Lethbridge-Medicine Hat jobless rate increased to 6.4% last month.

That's a jump from 6.1% in March. In fact, the local rate has been inching up every so slightly for the past six straight months.

From a national perspective, the overall Canadian jobless rate dropped to 5.7% with the creation over 100 thousand jobs across the country, most of those full-time positions.

Provincially, Alberta's jobless rate fell in April with the creation of 21,000 new positions.

Alberta Jobless Rate by Region in April 2019

Lethbridge-Medicine Hat: 6.4%
Camrose-Drumheller: 9.3%
Calgary: 7.5%
Banff-Jasper-Rocky Mountain House: 5.4%
Athabasca-Grande Prairie-Peace River: 5.4%
Red Deer: 6.5%
Edmonton: 7.0%
Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake: 6.3 %

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