This region experiencing a sizeable jump in unemployment last month.
A significant jump in the local unemployment rate to start off 2018. Stats Canada says the Lethbridge-Medicine Hat jobless rate increased to 6.6% in January, up from 5.9% in December. This region has been experiencing slight increases in unemployment for the last five or six months now. The Camrose-Drumheller region has the lowest jobless rate in the province right now at 4.9%. Alberta's unemployment rate in January held steady at 7.0%, while the overall national rate came in at 5.9%. - Pat Siedlecki
Alberta Jobless Rate by Region in January 2018
Lethbridge-Medicine Hat: 6.6%
Banff-Jasper-Rocky Mountain House: 5.9%
Athabasca-Grande Prairie-Peace River: 5.9%
Red Deer: 5.5%
Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake: 6.3%