Jobless rate down in the Kootenays year over year

The jobless rate in the Kootenays was down year over year in August.

Last month there were 58-hundred people looking for work, a rate of 7.3 percent, compared to 7.7 percent in August 2017, when there were 2-hundred more people job hunting.

The number of people employed around the region went up from close to 72-thousand a year ago, to 73, 500 this year.

Industries that saw increases include Natural Resources and manufacturing.