The Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic region is sharing a positive report card with the rest of Canada when it comes to last month’s employment numbers according to the Four County Labour Market Planning Board.

Executive Director of the Board, Gemma Mendez-Smith says although the region’s unemployment rate went up slightly, there has been significant growth in agriculture, construction and participation in the labour force.

She says the region saw 2,500 net new jobs through November, with most of them being full-time work.

The unemployment rate for the province fell by point-five per cent to 5.5 per cent in the month of November.