New Brunswick’s unemployment rate is the most commonly used indicator to show the health of the province’s economy. The jobless rate hit 13.1 per cent in 1998 and dipped to 6.9 per cent in 2007. Statistics Canada releases unemployment statistics every month.
The interactive chart shows the unemployment rate from 1996 to now. Choose a region to see how the five geographic areas compare to the provincial average. The New Brunswick rate is seasonally adjusted. The regional rates are a three-month-rolling average. Move your mouse over the lines to see the monthly rates.