Unemployment rate down in the Kootenays compared to last September

A slight dip in the kootenay's unemployment rate last month compared to a year earlier.

According to statistics canada, this year the unemployment rate for September was 7.9 per cent or 6, 000 people.

For September of 2016 that number was 8.5 per cent or 6, 100 people.The number of people with jobs is up from 65, 300 last year to 70, 300 this year.

The gain in jobs comes from the retail and wholesale industries, as well as healthcare and social assistance.