The national jobless statistics are holding steady, but closer to home, things are looking up.

In Manitoba, the unemployment rate dropped from 5.7 per cent in May to five per cent in June, according to Statistics Canada.

About 5,000 new full time jobs and more than 2,000 part time jobs were created.

Across the country, 400 jobs were lost last month, a number too small to change the national unemployment rate of 7.1.