Job figures released Friday show that employment in Prince Edward Island was down by 1,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 10.0% as fewer people participated in the labour market.
On a year-over-year basis, employment in the province increased by 2,100 (+2.9%).
Nationally, Statistics Canada says the economy added 10,900 jobs last month as the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 per cent, its lowest rate since October 2008.
In the 12 months to July, employment rose by 388,000 or 2.1%, mostly the result of increases in full-time work.
More people were employed in wholesale and retail trade; information, culture and recreation; manufacturing; transportation and warehousing; and natural resources. At the same time, employment fell in educational services, public administration and agriculture.