The unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. fell more than a percentage point in October.
There were an estimated 39,800 employed in the region, according to data released Friday.
Year-over-year the unemployment rate is down from October 2017 when it sat at 6%, when 37,800 people were employed.
Unemployment in the region was recorded at 5.6% in September.
B.C. shed 1,100 jobs compared with the previous month. The unemployment rate, however, fell one tick to 4.1% as fewer people sought work.
According to BC Stats, the province saw job gains month over month in fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas, up 1,900 jobs; and utilities work, up 200 jobs.
The province saw job losses in agriculture, down 1,100 jobs; manufacturing, down 2,300 jobs; and construction, down 300 jobs.
B.C.’s unemployment rate is the lowest in the country, followed by Quebec at 5.2%.
Canada added 11,200 jobs in October compared with the 63,300 jobs added a month prior.
Unemployment rates in B.C., October 2018
Kootenays - 6.2
Thompson-Okanagan - 5.5
Cariboo - 4.7
North Coast and Nechako - 4.7
Vancouver Island and Coast - 4.5
Northeast - 4.3
Lower Mainland Southwest - 4.2
— with files from Business in Vancouver