Job numbers steady in Saskatchewan

Posted by Paul Martin on Jun 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM

After a couple months of relatively large swings, the job numbers for May in Saskatchewan were quite steady.

business-economy-jobs-employment-saskatchewan.jpegWe had about 1,600 more jobs than in April and virtually the same number as last May.

StatsCan’s monthly tally showed we had a jump in full-time work while the number of part-time positions declined. When you net the two out, we had a slight gain with full-time growth outpacing part-time declines.

The other indicators worth noting in the monthly report centre on the size of the workforce. It continues to grow as our population is still rising.

StatsCan offers a monthly estimate of the growth in the population of people in the working age categories when it releases these numbers – and it shows the number of people in the province is still rising.

In fact, the labour pool was growing faster than the job numbers which meant the unemployment rate went up but -- interestingly -- the employment rate went up and a larger percentage of the population over the age of 15 found themselves with a job last month.

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