Positive Employment Numbers From Stats Canada
The employment sector remains positive in the province with 1,300 more jobs in Saskatchewan last month compared to May 2016, according to the latest Statistics Canada data. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May was 6.3 percent in Saskatchewan, the fourth lowest among the provinces. The national unemployment rate for May was 6.6 percent.
Our economy continues to create jobs, Economy Minister Jeremy Harrison said. Over the past four months we have seen positive job growth in the province. While our labour market is showing strength and resilience, other economic indicators demonstrate momentum such as wholesale trade, urban housing starts, manufacturing sales, merchandise exports and retail sales. A recent forecast by the Conference Board of Canada suggests our economy this year will have one of the highest growth rates in the country, in part due to our economy's diversification.
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