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.
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More people will call Saskatchewan home than ever before this Christmas, as the province’s population grew to more than 1,168,000 in the latest figures released today by Statistics Canada.
Over the past decade, Saskatchewan has grown by more than 160,000 people or 16 per cent, the most growth in any 10 year period since the 1920s.
“Saskatchewan has enjoyed a decade of growth that has strengthened our province and allowed our government to make important investments in health, education, infrastructure and quality of life for everyone in our province,” Premier Brad Wall said. “I believe we are now entering a second decade of growth and that Saskatchewan’s best days are still ahead.”
As of October 1, 2017, Saskatchewan’s population stood at 1,168,057. That’s an increase of 4,132 people in the past quarter, 14,467 in the past year and 160,781 in the past decade.
There were 1,300 more jobs in Saskatchewan last month compared to May 2016, according to Statistics Canada data released today. Compared to last month, there were 2,100 more people working in the province (seasonally adjusted).
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May was 6.3 percent in Saskatchewan, the fourth lowest among the provinces. The national unemployment rate for May was 6.6 percent.
“Our economy continues to create jobs,” Economy Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “Over the past four months, we have seen positive job growth in the province. While our labour market is showing strength and resilience, other economic indicators demonstrate momentum such as wholesale trade, urban housing starts, manufacturing sales, merchandise exports and retail sales. A recent forecast by the Conference Board of Canada suggests our economy this year will have one of the highest growth rates in the country, in part due to our economy’s diversification.”
Other May 2017 highlights include:
Employment in wholesale and retail trade up 5,500; manufacturing up 3,800; and business, building and other support services up 2,900.
Regina’s employment was up 1,700 (+1.2 percent), and Saskatoon’s employment was up 1,900 (+1.2 percent) compared to last May.
Off-reserve Aboriginal employment was up 3,200 (+7.3 percent) for 11 consecutive months of year-over-year increases.
Youth seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.7 percent, third lowest among the provinces and below the national rate of 12.0 percent.