Another small increase in the local jobless rate, however this region still has the lowest unemployment rate in Alberta.
A slight increase in the local jobless rate last month. Stats Canada releasing unemployment numbers for October. The Lethbridge-Medicine Hat region sitting with a jobless rate now at 5.3%, up from 5.1% in September. This region now sits tied with Red Deer with having the lowest unemployment rate in the province. The overall national jobless rate dropped to an even 6.0% in October while the provincial rate here in Alberta falling significantly from 8.0% to 7.5%. - Pat Siedlecki
Alberta Jobless Rate by Region in September 2017
Lethbridge-Medicine Hat: 5.3%
Banff-Jasper-Rocky Mountain House: 5.8%
Athabasca-Grande Prairie-Peace River: 5.8%
Red Deer: 5.3%
Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake: 6.9%