Niagara's jobless rate up slightly in November

While the national jobless rate has hit its lowest level in 9 years, Niagara's rate didn't fare so well.

Statistics Canada says the economy churned out another 79,500 net new jobs in November and drove the jobless rate down 0.4 percentage points from 6.3 per cent the month before.
    
The last time the unemployment rate was 5.9 per cent was February 2008, before the global financial crisis.

However, the jobless rate for Niagara jumped slightly from 7 percent in October to 7.1 percent in November.

Hamilton's numbers were up slightly to 4.2 percent but are still some of the lowest in cities across the country included in the survey.

If you are looking for a job you may want to consider Barrie, its unemployment rate fell to a low of 3.4 percent.