Unemployment rate sees local increase

The job loss numbers have been released for the month of August.

In the Kingston to Pembroke economic region, which Quinte area is a part of, the unemployment rate was 6% last month.

This is up from 5.1% in July.

Canada’s economy posted a job surge last month of 81,100 new positions, the bulk of which were part-time.

Statistics Canada said the national August unemployment rate stayed at 5.7%.

The increase in job creation is the biggest since Canada added 106,500 jobs in April.

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