Swift Current/Moose Jaw Region Still Very Low Unemployment Rate – Swiftcurrentonline.com

Our region still has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Canada.

The rate in Swift Current/Moose Jaw was 3.5% in May, tied for the 5th lowest in Canada.

That’s down from 5% a year ago.

According to Statistics Canada there were 53,100 people employed in our region last month, an increase of 3200 people year-over-year.

The labour force is up by 2500 people to 55,000.

Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate sits at 4.3%, down from 5% a year ago and the lowest rate among the provinces.

It was a strong month nationally as the economy added 95,000 new jobs in the biggest month of employment growth in more than a decade.

The gains helped in dropping the unemployment rate one-tenth of a point to 7.1 per cent.

All the new jobs came in the private sector and in the employee class and 76,700 of them were full-time.

 

Swift Current/Moose Jaw Region Still Very Low Unemployment Rate – Swiftcurrentonline.com.

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