Once a month Statistics Canada releases job statistics and for Saskatchewan, it's sometimes a glass-half-empty/glass-half-full situation.
Saskatchewan has the second-lowest unemployment rate in Canada, but some sectors are doing better than others.
Here are six numbers from StatsCan's labour force survey — three positive and three less-than-cheery:
1. 541,600 people were employed in October, which the provincial government says is a record for that month.
2. Between Oct. 2011 and October 2012, 12,500 jobs were added to the economy.
3. Looking at just one month, September to October, 2,300 jobs (seasonally adjusted) were added.
1. The unemployment rate has gone up to 4.0 per cent compared to 3.7 per cent in October, 2011.
2. Fewer aboriginal people are employed (39,900) compared to the same time last year (40,600).
3. The unemployment rate for young people was higher than for the rest of the population and has increased from 7.9 per cent to 9.5 per cent from October 2011 to October 2012.