PEI’s unemployment rate stood at 9.5 per cent in September.
That’s a slight increase from August.
Employment on the Island dropped by 700 jobs, the second decline in three mnths.
But employment in the province is up by 1,600 jobs or 2.2 per cent since September of 2016.
Nationally the unemployment rate stayed at a nine-year low of 6.2 per cent. 10,000 new jobs added.
PEI’s Economic Development and Tourism Minister Heath MacDonald says figures show about 19-hundred more people were working full-time in the province last month as compared to September 2016.
MacDonald says the government continues to work toward having the right economic climate for businesses to succeed and create more jobs for Islanders.