It’s good news locally when it comes to the unemployment rate.

The Four County Labour Market Planning Board says the unemployment rate in the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region fell in May by 1.1 percentage points to 3.3%.

They say that employment in the area increased 2,700 due to increases in both full-time and part-time work.

According to the agency, employment in the services-producing section rose by 2,300 in the region in May while the goods-producing sector saw an increase by 600.

Province wide, the unemployment rate in May rose by 0.1 percentage points to 5.8%.