March 12, 2021 – CBC PEI: After months of healthier employment statistics than the country as a whole, PEI bucked the trend in February, with employment falling by 500 jobs compared to a 259,000-job gain for Canada overall.
Prince Edward Island’s full-time employment was down 1,100 jobs compared to January, Statistics Canada reported on Friday. Part-time employment on the Island was up by more than 500 jobs.
The change meant PEI ‘s unemployment rate rose from 7.9 per cent in January to 9.2 per cent in February. However, February’s rate was still better than the 9.9 per cent rate in December, when the Island went into a COVID-19 circuit break after leaving the Atlantic bubble in late November.
Read the full CBC PEI article by Carolyn Ryan here