In April Saskatchewan broke its own unemployment rate record at 3.4%

Labour Force Survey, April 2014, employment decreased by 29,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.9% as the number of people participating in the labour market edged down. There has been little overall employment growth in Canada since August 2013.

But, in April, employment increased in Saskatchewan.

In Saskatchewan, there were 3,000 more people employed in April. At the same time, there were fewer people looking for work, pushing the unemployment rate down 1.1 percentage points to 3.4%. This was the lowest rate in the province since comparable data became available in 1976. Compared with 12 months earlier, employment in Saskatchewan was up 8,300 (+1.5%).

This also marks the 16th consecutive month where Saskatchewan has had the lowest unemployment rate in Canada.

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