SEARCH THIS SITE

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Post Categories

Second Lowest Unemployment Rate in Canada

Second Lowest Unemployment Rate in Canada Economic Development Government  Unemployment Rate Statistics Canada Saskatchewan Government of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate was 5.4 per cent (seasonally adjusted) in January – tied for the second lowest rate among the provinces and below the national rate of 5.9 per cent according to Statistics Canada.

There were 560,100 people employed, 1,500 more jobs compared to January 2017, including an increase of 4,900 full-time jobs.

Employment in Saskatchewan was up 1,100 from the previous month (0.2 per cent), the highest percentage increase among the provinces (seasonally adjusted). There were 6,200 full-time jobs created month-over-month.

“This is definitely a positive indicator that Saskatchewan’s economy is on the rebound,” Minister of Immigration and Career Training Jeremy Harrison said. “With our unemployment rate being second lowest in the nation and employment up, in addition to recent good news on building permits and urban housing starts, 2018 is looking to be a good year for our province.”

Major year-over-year gains were reported for accommodation and food services up 2,300; public administration up 2,000; business, building and other support services up 1,700.

Source: Second Lowest Unemployment Rate in Canada

Second Lowest Unemployment Rate in Canada Economic Development Government  Unemployment Rate Statistics Canada Saskatchewan Government of Saskatchewan

Leave a Reply

Upcoming events:

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019

    Gull Lake Community Travel Club Meeting

    7:00 pm @Gull Lake Community Hall

  • Wed
    01
    May
    2019

    Gull Lake Spring Market

    4:00pm to 7:00pm @Gull Lake Elks Hall

  • Fri
    03
    May
    2019

    Burger Night at Last Chance Bar and Grill

    5:00 pm to 9:00 pm @Last Chance Bar and Grill