P.E.I.'s unemployment rate is the highest in the country, according to Statistics Canada labour force survey figures released Friday.

The seasonally-adjusted rate for September hit 11 per cent, up from 10.6 per cent the month before.

The national unemployment rate dropped slightly to 6.9 per cent, the lowest since 2008.

According to Statistics Canada, the Island economy lost 700 full-time jobs last month. That was slightly offset by an increase of 200 part-time jobs.

There are now more than 9,000 Islanders actively looking for work, but unable to find a job.