According to data from Statistics Canada, employment in New Brunswick fell significantly in November — bringing it to a level similar to the province’s employment at the same time in 2016.
Statistics Canada says 2,700 people in the province, all in part-time work, became unemployed last month.
That’s increased New Brunswick’s unemployment rate by half a percentage point to 8.3 per cent.
That puts the province’s unemployment rate 2.4 percentage points higher than the national average of 5.9.
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According to Statistics Canada, they gathered the data between Nov. 5 to Nov. 11 and the figure has been adjusted to account for seasonal workers who may have transitioned out of work.