Full-time job growth continues
P.E.I. extended a trend of full-time job growth in December.
The province has seen steady growth in full-time jobs since September, with 2,100 full-time jobs created in the last quarter of the year.
Overall job numbers are largely unchanged, as part-time work has declined. There were 1,900 fewer part-time jobs in the provincial economy in December as compared to September.
The unemployment rate in December hardly moved, rising from 11.4 to 11.5 per cent.
Nationally the unemployment rate was up 0.3 percentage points to 7.2 per cent.