Unemployment rate continues to fall in Regina and Saskatoon

Statistics Canada says the unemployment rate fell 0.4 percent to 8.5 per cent in November.

It was a continuation of the steady fall from the record high of 13.7 per cent in May.

Statistics Canada also reports that the gains were mostly focused in full-time, offset somewhat by a decline in part-time positions.

The number of people with a job or business held steady in Saskatchewan. The provincial unemployment rate rose 0.5 per cent to 6.9 per cent.

In Saskatoon, the unemployment rate dropped from 15.6 per cent to 14.9. In Regina, it fell to 5.4 from 6.1 per cent.


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