Our Region Has The Most People Working in Saskatchewan
Our region again has the lowest unemployment rate in the country.
Swift Current/Moose Jaw’s unemployment rate sat at 2.7% in October, down from 3.6% a year ago.
Meanwhile, Saskatchewan again held the lowest provincial unemployment rate in Canada. According to October’s Labour Force Survey released by Statistics Canada, the province’s unemployment rate fell by 0.7 percentage points to reach 3.6%, well below the 6.9% reported nationally.
“We also have the most people working here than ever before in the history of our province,” said Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty. “We’ve 13,900 on SaskJobs.ca so what that means to us with the lowest unemployment rate in the country is that those who want to work in this province can find a job.”
He believes that the low unemployment has made Saskatchewan a destination.
“We know that a number of people are moving to the province from outside our borders,” Doherty said. “When they get here they’re finding employment opportunities, the opportunity to create a new job by creating a new business and they’re staying for the quality of life.”
“They’re really enjoying what we have to offer whether it’s in Swift Currnent, Regina, Saskatoon or one of our smaller centres.”
Saskatchewan also posted a national best 6.3% youth unemployment rate.
“That’s indicative of a strong economy,” Doherty said. “That’s indicative of businesses spending money to create new positions in their businesses and what that helps is feed our overall economic picture here in the province.”
In October 2013, there were 556,500 people employed in Saskatchewan, an increase of 14,900 over last October.
In our region there were 1600 more jobs in October 2013 than in October 2012 to a total of 51,200. The labour force grew from 51,500 to 52,600.
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- Unemployment rate drops in Saskatchewan for October (globalnews.ca)