The unemployment rate jumped .07 per cent in October in Northeast B.C.The rate moved up to 6.2 per cent from 5.5 per cent in September and August. According to B.C. stats, approximately 39,400 people were employed in the region this October. In October 2014, the unemployment rate was to low to measure with 38,600 working.- Advertisement -Across the country, the economy added 44,000 net new jobs in October. That increase pushed the unemployment rate down to 7.0 per cent from 7.1 in September.In B.C., the rate decreased slightly to 6.2 per cent from 6.3 per cent in September.