The provincial government expects unemployment rates in Newfoundland and Labrador to reach almost 20% within four years.

What do you think: In a place with many challenges, is unemployment the number one issue facing this province?

Share your thoughts.

Ramona's guest is Earle McCurdy, the leader of the provincial NDP.

The party says we're in what it calls a job crisis.

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At 12:06 p.m. Newfoundland / 11:36 a.m. in most of Labrador.

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