Statistics Canada has released the latest jobs numbers for Prince George and the rest of the country.
The February numbers in the city didn’t budge much from the month before.
Unemployment was at 5.8 per cent in February compared to over 6 per cent in January.
Local economist Al Idiens says BC is faring well compared to the rest of the country.
“The entire province of BC seems to be pretty stable and my impression is that Prince George seems to be the same way. We have a pretty stable economy here right now. It’s weak in other part of the country however. The rate is up across Canada overall. Mainly because of very high unemployment rates in Alberta, Saskatchewan which are, guess what, the oil provinces. There are just a lot more people looking for work there.”
The federal jobless rate rose to 7.3 per cent in February, the highest level in nearly three years.
The federal numbers come as the resource sectors have had another round of job cuts.