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Kootenay unemployment rate rises

If you were job hunting last month in the Kootenays you certainly weren’t alone.

Statistics Canada says the local unemployment rate stood at 9.4% in August.

That’s compared to 6.4% a year earlier.

The labour force grew by 7,000 over last year even as the population declined slightly.

The BC rate was 6% while the national rate was 7%.

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