The Unemployment Rate increased slightly last month for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic region inching up 0.2 percent to 4.6% in February.
The Provincial unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5%, both unadjusted for seasonality.
Overall net employment decreased by 1,700 with 2,100 full-time losses and 400 part-time gains. The region’s labour force decreased from 162,300 to 160,700.
The biggest losses for February were in manufacturing which lost 1,600 followed by Construction at 100 positions.