It’s discouraging news for anyone seeking a job.

The unemployment rate in Newfoundland and Labrador climbed to 14.9 per cent from May to June, with the disappearance of 1,400 jobs.

That’s according to the latest labour force numbers released Friday by Statistics Canada.

When you compare the job picture a year ago, it looks even worse. Nearly 12,000 fewer people are working than in June 2016.