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.