Jobless rate rises on P.E.I.

A big drop in the number of part-time jobs on P.E.I. increased the unemployment rate to 11.4 per cent in November.

A big drop in the number of part-time jobs on P.E.I. increased the unemployment rate to 11.4 per cent in November, up from 10.7 per cent in October.

The news on the job front is mixed. There was a gain in full-time jobs, but an even bigger loss of part-time jobs dragged down job numbers overall. The number of people in the workforce was largely unchanged.

Overall the employment numbers on P.E.I. have been relatively static since June. The workforce has been at about 83,000 people, with about 74,000 jobs in the economy.

The relatively steady market followed a strong winter and a weak spring.

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