B.C.'s unemployment rate followed the national trend in November, creeping up slightly.

The jobless rate in this province climbed to seven per cent last month, up four-tenths of a per cent over the October setting.

Statistics Canada figures show the number of people looking for work in Kelowna and Abbotsford was up about half a point in November while the rate didn't budge in Victoria and edged down one-tenth of one per cent — to 6.7 per cent — in Vancouver.

Nationally, unemployment nudged up marginally to 7.4 per cent, marking the fifth consecutive month that Canada has experienced what amounts to a flat labour market.