Unemployment drops again in Victoria, Statistics Canada

Unemployment drops again in Victoria, Statistics Canada

WATCH: April Lawrence has more on the unemployment numbers in Victoria.

After going below four per cent in October, Statistics Canada says Victoria’s unemployment rate went down again last month.

The figure dropped to 3.3 per cent in November, compared to 3.8 per cent the previous month.

Victoria continues to hold the lowest unemployment rate among cities in Canada.

The rate went down provincially, as well, with B.C. reporting an unemployment rate of 4.8 per cent in November, one basis point below October’s rate and the lowest mark among all provinces.

Stats Canada says nearly 80,000 jobs were created nationally in November and helped brings Canada’s unemployment figure down to 5.9 per cent, the lowest level in nearly a decade.

The increase in jobs is the twelfth straight month of positive job creation in the country.

With files from the Canadian Press

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