Urban-rural divide growing

The region’s urban-rural divide has grown again this year.

The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council says employment in Saint John, Moncton, Fredericton, Halifax, Charlottetown and St. John’s grew 0.5% this year while rural employment dropped 2%.  The think-tank is also predicting Maritime GDP increases of 0.8% for New Brunswick,  1.4% for PEI and 1% for Nova Scotia next year.