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Local jobless stats

The Kootenay jobless numbers remain stable although they continue to lag the provincial stats.

We had what Stats Canada calls a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 7.2% for May. It was 7.3% in May last year.

The BC rate is at 6.1 %. That’s a slight decline from the 6.3% in April.

The national jobless rate remained the same month over month at 6.8%.

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