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Yukon's unemployment rate for September is down from August, but up year over year.
The Yukon Bureau of Statistics says the rate is 5.3 per cent for last month, which is down by 1.6 points from August, as 300 more people found work.
However, compared with September 2014, the rate is up 1.5 percent.
The territory had a work force of 20-thousand 800, which is up by 500 from August, but down from 100 during the same time last year.
19-thousand 700 of those people were working, which is down by 400 from September of last year.
Nationally, 12-thousand jobs were added last month, but more people entered the work force, driving the jobless rate up a tenth of a percentage point to 7.1 per cent.
The Law Society of Yukon is recognizing the significance of the Truth and and Reconciliation report.
The society is commiting to educate its membership.
President Jim Tucker says recommendation twenty-seven calls to have lawyers receive cultural competency training, which he believes is needed.
"It starts with getting a base understanding of the culture, beliefs, and understandings of the people we are dealing with." Tucker said.
"Sometimes people just think differently, they approach things differently, and sometimes we have to adjust the way that we think, and the way we approach things in order to deal with them in a way that's relevant."
Tucker also says they would like to see all...Read More