May stats show all-time high in Saskatchewan

Weyburn This Week
June 20, 2014 01:00 AM

May was an exceptional month for Saskatchewan's job market according to new figures released by Statistics Canada.

There were 573,300 people employed in May 2014, the highest ever recorded for any month. That means 12,400 more people were working in the province compared to last May. Saskatchewan's employment growth of 2.2 per cent was the second highest among provinces; only three other provinces had job growth.

"On a national basis, Saskatchewan had the second best percentage increase when comparing job numbers from May 2014 to May 2013, and was one of only four provinces to show an increase," Associate Economy Minister Jeremy Harrison said. "The western provinces and Ontario were the only parts of the country to record job growth."

Saskatchewan's unemployment rate in May 2014 was 3.7 per cent, the lowest among the provinces and lower than the 7.0 per cent recorded on a national basis (seasonally adjusted).


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