The unemployment rate in our part of Ontario has followed the national and provincial trends, going up in August.
The Quinte region is part of the Kingston/Pembroke economic zone used by Statistics Canada.
In August, the unemployment rate in that zone was 6.2%, up from 5.8% in July. In June the rate was just 5.3%.
The unemployment rate for Ontario last month was 5.7%, up from 5.4% in July.
The rate nationally was 6% in August, up from 5.8% the month before.