Un­em­ploy­ment rate rises in June

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE -

P.E.I.’s un­em­ploy­ment rate climbed slightly in June de­spite the ad­di­tion of 500 jobs in the province.

In June, P.E.I.’s labour force climbed by 600 peo­ple, push­ing the un­em­ploy­ment rate to 11.1 per cent.

P.E.I.’s un­em­ploy­ment rate has climbed 1.2 per­cent­age points since June 2014 due mainly to the loss of 900 jobs over that pe­riod.

Na­tion­ally the un­em­ploy­ment rate re­mained at 6.8 per cent for the fifth straight month.

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