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Statistics Canada on Friday issued a rare correction for its jobs report last week. The original report had claimed only 200 jobs were created across the country last month.

New Brunswick's unemployment rate rose by four tenths of a point in July to 10 per cent, according to newly released figures from Statistics Canada.

That is a higher rate than initially reported.

The federal agency said there was an error in the Labour Force Survey released Aug. 8. 

New Brunswick was first said to have lost the equivalent of 3,100 jobs in July, putting the unemployment rate at 9.8 per cent.

It actually lost the equivalent of 3,400 jobs, according to the corrected Statistics Canada report, released Friday morning.

While 4,300 full-time jobs were lost, 900 part-time jobs were gained. But overall the labour force shrank by 2,200 people.

Nationally, the unemployment rate declined by a tenth of a point to seven per cent, due to an increase in overall employment of 42,000 jobs.