The Sault’s unemployment rate rose last month compared to March of a year ago.
Stats Canada reports that our unemployment rate increased 1.3% to 6.8% as the number of people employed came in at 34-thousand—that’s short of the long-term average of 36-thousand.
The participation rate dropped by over 2% to 54.9% and the employment rate came in at 51.1%—it had been 53.9%.