Positive news on the local job front.
Positive news on the local job front.According to Statistics Canada, the Lethbridge-Medicine Hat unemployment rate dropped last month to 6.5%. That's down from 6.9% in July. Year-to-year, it's also lower than the 6.9% we saw in August 2009, something we haven't seen for some time. 7400 more people had jobs year-over-year. For the first time in four months the local picture is faring better than the provincial unemployment rate, which stayed unchanged at 6.6%.