Increase in Jobless Rate in Lethbridge-Medicine Hat Region in September; Still Lowest in Alberta

The Lethbridge-Medicine Hat region sitting with an employment rate at 5.1%. That's up from 4.5% in August.

The Lethbridge-Medicine Hat region continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in Alberta, however there are more people here looking for work these days. In September, the local jobless rate came in at 5.1%, up from 4.5% in August. The provincial jobless rate fell slightly to 8.0% even last month while the national rate sits at 6.3%. Here in Alberta, the highest unemployment rate is still in Edmonton at 8.7%. - Pat Siedlecki

Alberta Jobless Rate by Region in September 2017

Lethbridge-Medicine Hat: 5.1%
Camrose-Drumheller: 8.0%
Calgary: 8.6%
Banff-Jasper-Rocky Mountain House: 5.8%
Athabasca-Grande Prairie-Peace River: 5.8%
Red Deer: 5.7%
Edmonton: 8.7%
Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake: 7.3%

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