Stratford News Four County Region’s Unemployment Slips Slighty but Shows Growth in Construction and Agriculture SHARE ON: Gregory Rosser, contributor, Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 2017 Photo: Gregory Rosser The Four County Labour Market Planning Board says the unemployment rate in Bruce, Grey, Huron and Perth counties has remained relatively unchanged through the month of October. Executive Director of the board, Gemma Mendez-Smith says there have been losses in manufacturing but almost every other sector has shown some growth. //www.mystratfordnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/GEMMA-1.mp3 She says it is encouraging to an increase in the region’s labour force participation, as it’s a critical component of the local economy. //www.mystratfordnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/GEMMA-2.mp3 Construction, agriculture, the services and transportation sectors saw the most growth through October. The Stratford-Bruce Peninsula economic region’s unemployment rate sat at four percent, with Ontario at 5.7 per cent in the month of October.