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City’s unemployment rate jumps 2 per cent in December

The city of Miramichi’s unemployment rate jumped in December to 9 per cent, up from 7 per cent in November.

It was also above the 8.1 per cent record in December of 2017.

The city’s bad news also contributed to a jump in the unemployment rate in the Miramichi to Campbellton Economic region.

The rate last month was 12.7 per cent, up from 10.8 per cent a month earlier.

Provincially, the unemployment rate rose from 7.9 per cent in November to 8.4 per cent in December.

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January 22 2019 , 8:52:00 • Miramichi
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