Unemployment is up in the Kootenays.
The latest figures from Stats Canada show a jobless rate of 7.2% for December.
The size of the labour force is smaller compared to December 2014 but there are still more people out of work.
5,100 people are unemployed whereas a year ago that figure stood at 4,600.
These figures are for the entire Kootenays.
BC’s unemployment rate year-over-year is up to 6% from 5.4% in December 2014.