Saskatchewan

Thousands more people have found jobs in Sask., StatsCan says

Thousands more people found employment in Saskatchewan, according to the latest job numbers from Statistics Canada.

Employment rose in both full-time and part-time work

Statistics Canada's latest job numbers show that more people were working in Saskatchewan, with thousands gaining both full-time and part-time work. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

Saskatchewan's employment rate is up, according to the latest seasonally adjusted numbers from Statistics Canada.

The numbers show unemployment fell by about 2,300 people between July and August, cutting the unemployment rate to 5.1 per cent from 5.3 the month before.

Canada's national unemployment rate is 5.7 per cent, which is unchanged from last month's data.

StatsCan says more people between the ages of 15 and 24, and 55+ were working in August nationally.

The number of unemployed people also dropped by 9,600 people between August 2018 and August 2019. Part-time employees rose by 2,300 between July and August.

The numbers indicate that there were about 5,300 more people with full-time employment in August compared to the month prior. That number jumps to 4,700 more people with full-time employment for August, year-over-year.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.