For the third month in a row, P.E.I.'s unemployment rate dropped, according to Statistics Canada's latest employment numbers.

More people were working in December, dropping the unemployment rate to 11 per cent. That's down from 11.4 per cent in November.

December job numbers

Unemployment rate: 11%

Workforce: 83,600

Jobs: 74,400

The unemployment rate has been above 11 per cent almost every month since the middle of 2010.

Last month, unemployment fell to its lowest level in four years across the country, with Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan also showing job gains.

The national unemployment rate now stands at 7.1 per cent.