Jobless numbers low in the Kootenays and Nationally

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It was a good looking unemployment report for the Kootenays in December.

Last month there were 24-hundred residents look for work for a rate of 3.1 percent, compared to a rate of 7.5 percent the previous December when there were more than double the amount of people looking.

There were also a lot more people working, up 6 thousand year to year, with most of the jobs in the Service producing industries according to Statistics Canada.

Nationally, the jobless rate held steady at a 43-year low of 5.6 per cent in December, even though the economy added 93-hundred jobs.