Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go

Yorkton News Review
February 9, 2012 01:00 AM

If you're looking for work you are in the right place. Gone are the days when people were forced to vacate the province in search of greener pastures. The pastures are as green as they get right here at home.

According to recently released statistics, Saskatchewan has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada for the 15th consecutive month.

"Saskatchewan's labour market remains strong, our unemployment rate remains low and we have plenty of hard working men and women taking advantage of the incredible opportunities," Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty says on behalf of Economy Minister Bill Boyd. "Today's numbers are further proof that our economy remains strong."

Employment numbers reportedly reached a record high for the month of March with 522,000 people employed, and full-time employment a record high of 445,700. For 14 consecutive months, off-reserve Aboriginal employment has increased year-over-year, with 800 more people employed (1.9 per cent) in March 2014.

Since March 2009, construction jobs are up 41 per cent (13,500 new jobs); professional, scientific and technical jobs increased by 36 per cent (7,500 new jobs); and transportation and warehouse jobs grew by 17 per cent (4,100 new jobs).

"Job growth has increased year-over-year for 28 months in a row, our unemployment rates have remained low, and this is just the start of what looks like a great 2014 for Saskatchewan's labour force."

So there we have it. If you are on the hunt for a job, they are out there for the taking. We're on an upward spiral and let's hope the momentum continues.

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