According to Statistics Canada numbers released today, Saskatchewan workers enjoyed the highest month-over-month percentage growth in average weekly earnings among the provinces in December 2016, up 2.2 per cent (seasonally adjusted) from the previous month to $1,010.37.
The national month-over-month increase was 1.0 per cent (seasonally adjusted).
For the first time in the province’s history, the average weekly earnings were above $1,000—and remain the third highest among the provinces.
“Saskatchewan people are taking home more money at the end of the week, and this is a reflection on our economy and the opportunities in our province,” Economy Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “The increased earnings show our wages are very competitive, and this remains an attraction for skilled workers to our province.”
With inflation factored in, Saskatchewan’s real wage increased by 1.2 per cent year-over-year while the national real wage declined by 0.3 per cent.
The province’s real wage ranked third highest among provinces in Canada.
Source: HIGHEST AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS IN PROVINCE’S HISTORY | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan
An increase in the population of the town of Gull Lake is a result of ongoing efforts by the community to create an attractive living environment for residents.
Statistics Canada released details from the 2016 Census about population and dwellings on Feb. 8, which showed a 5.8 per cent increase in the population of Gull Lake from 2011 to 2016.
The number of residents in the town increased from 989 in 2011 to 1,046 in 2016 and there is a total of 489 private dwellings in the community.
Gull Lake Mayor Blake Campbell is happy to see an increase in the town’s population to more than the thousand mark….
via SW Sask News – Prairie Post – Prairie Post http://ift.tt/2kttAB8
The workforce statistics from Stats Canada’s for the first month of the New Year are in.
The province of Saskatchewan had the fourth lowest unemployment rate among the provinces at 6.6% an increase of 1.2% from this time last year. Canada’s unemployment rate is 6.6 %, a decrease of 0.3% from January 2016.
The southwest region, which includes Swift Current and Moose Jaw has been identified as the second lowest unemployment rate region in Canada…
Source: Southwest Unemployment Rate Second Lowest in Canada – SwiftCurrentOnline.com