New Brunswick

New Brunswick's economy adds 1,100 jobs in June

New Brunswick's economy gained 1,100 jobs last month, bumping up its unemployment rate to 7.8 per cent, according to Statistics Canada's monthly labour force survey.

Statistics Canada's monthly report shows 2,100 full-time jobs were added, 1,100 part-time jobs were lost

New Brunswick's economy gained 1,100 jobs in June. (Matt York/Associated Press)

New Brunswick's economy gained 1,100 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate still rose to 7.8 per cent, according to Statistics Canada's monthly labour force survey. 

The unemployment rate increased in June after 3,500 people entered the labour force.

In May, the rate was sitting at 7.2 per cent.

The monthly labour force report released on Friday showed the province added 2,100 full-time jobs and lost 1,100 part-time jobs.

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Elizabeth Fraser is a reporter/editor with CBC New Brunswick based in Fredericton. She's originally from Manitoba. Story tip? elizabeth.fraser@cbc.ca

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