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Manitoba’s unemployment rate edged up in January to 5.6 per cent according to Statistics Canada even though employment in the province increased by 2,600.
But the number of people looking for work increased by a larger amount — 3,300 — which caused the unemployment rate to rise by 10 basis points from 5.5 per cent in December.
Manitoba has the third-lowest unemployment rate in the country behind Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Over the past 12 months the number of people employed in the manufacturing sector in this province was up 3,700 but the number of construction workers declined by 5,400.