The jobless rate in Ottawa-Gatineau grew in the month of November, bucking the national trend.

The combined unemployment rate in the National Capital Region stands at 6.7%, up from 6.4% in October.

The labour force in Ottawa-Gatineau grew by 5.200 last month, but just 3,300 of those people found work.  That explains the increase in the jobless rate.    

In contrast, Canada’s jobless rate fell 0.2% in October to 7.2%, generating a surprisingly strong 59,300 new jobs last month. Almost all of those jobs were full time and in the private sector, Statistics Canada said Friday.

Canada’s unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since June.