The unemployment ranks rose significantly here in the Sault more than doubling last month compared to June of a year ago.
Stats Canada data shows the unemployment rate jumped from 4.7 % to 11.1%.
But the same data also shows the participation rate which measures both those employed along with those unemployed but actively looking for work increased as well rising more then 2% to 62.3%.
The number of employed last month came in at 36-thousand-800.