The number of Employment Insurance beneficiaries decreased in Saskatchewan by 1 per cent April-to-May.
Between May of last year and May this year, there was an increase of 21.6 per cent. Nationally, the numbers increased 0.9 per cent month-to-month. Only three provinces recorded increases including Alberta which had the largest increase at 12.1 per cent. Alberta’s year-to-year increase was 58.6 per cent. The Saskatoon census metropolitan area saw a drop of 3.9 per cent month-to-month and an increase of 30.1 per cent year-to-year.