Why Unemployment Rate is So High in Saguenay

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Why Unemployment Rate is So High in Saguenay, Quebec? Saguenay is a city carved out of the forest and Laurentian foothills about 200 km north of  Quebec City, with the citizens being unique, isolated and proud, has been ranked Saguenay  dead last among major cities in its learning index for three years in a row by the Canadian  Council on Learning (CCL). The city's poor results on the CCL's Composite Learning Index  indicate that it offers its citizens a poor environment for development. Some 650 jobs were lost  when forestry giant Abitibi Consolidated closed its pulp and paper plant there in 2005. 1  With  plant closures, Saguenay's population fell by more than 2 percent between 2001 and 2006. A  famine of jobs, as well as Quebec's continuously low birth rate, means more aged people. More 
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