Northeast New Brunswick unemployment rate down

Northeast New Brunswick's unemployment rate is down.

The latest figures from Statistics Canada suggest the region's unemployment rate fell from 11.5 per cent in March of last year to 9.7 per cent.

The agency says the province shed 2,700 full-time jobs while adding 900 part-time positions, nudging its unemployment rate down to 8 per cent from 8.2 per cent in March.

Canada as a whole delivered a little over 32,000 net new jobs last month to match its record low unemployment rate of 5.8 per cent for a second consecutive month.

(with files from CBC)