Unemployment Rates Drop in Maritime Provinces

Unemployment rates in each Maritime province dropped last month. PEI’s unemployment rate dropped from 10.5 percent in December to 9.8 percent in January. Despite losing 3-thousand net jobs, fewer people looking for work helped drop New Brunswick unemployment rate drop to 8.9 percent. Stats Can says jobs added in Nova Scotia dropping the unemployment rate to 7.7 per cent down from 8.3 per cent in December.