The unemployment rate in the area is rising, but is still behind the national percentage.

Stats Canada shared last months stats for Canada's unemployment rates, including the Swift Current to Moose Jaw area.

The unemployment rate for Swift Current to Moose Jaw is reported to be sitting at four per cent, up a whole .4 per cent from November.

The estimated number of people who are unemployed in Moose Jaw and Swift Current's region is around 2,100 people, increasing from November's 1,900.

That rate is still down from Canada's 5.2 unemployment rate for last month, which is down a percentage point from November.

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