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Yukon jobless rate rises

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The Bureau of Statistics says the rate for May is 2.7 per cent, which is up slightly from April.

Yukon's jobless rate is on the rise for the first time this year.

The Bureau of Statistics says the rate for May was up by 0.4 per cent from April to 2.7 per cent.

The number is down from last May's 4.5 per cent.

600 people were out of a job last month, which is up by 100 month over month, but down by 400 from May of last year.

The number of people working was up by 100 from April to 21,500, and up by 400 year over year.

Across the country, the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8 per cent.

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