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2,700 New Brunswickers lost their jobs in November: StatsCan

A worker walks on a construction site in Hamilton, Ont., on November 14, 2013.
A worker walks on a construction site in Hamilton, Ont., on November 14, 2013. Aaron Lynett/The Canadian Press

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.

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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.

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