Canadian unemployment rate rose to 5.4% in June as economy added 60,000 jobs

Jul 7, 2023 | 6:56am

Statistics Canada says the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.4 per cent in June. That’s up from 5.2 per cent in May and the highest it’s been in over a year. It also marked the second month in a row the unemployment rate has risen. The federal agency says the increase came as the economy […]

Canada’s oil output would plummet by 2050 in a net-zero world, new modelling shows

Jun 29, 2023 | 10:05am

New modelling from the Canada Energy Regulator suggests Canadian oil production will plummet by 2050 — and large portions of Alberta’s oilsands facilities will be shut down — if the world is successful in reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions within that time. The scenario is one of three laid out in a report released Tuesday, […]

Unemployment rate ticks higher in May for first time in nine months: StatCan

Jun 9, 2023 | 8:30am

Canada’s jobless rate ticked higher to 5.2 per cent in May, marking the first increase since August 2022 as economists have been watching for any sign of a softening labour market. Overall employment was little changed last month as the economy lost a modest 17,000 jobs, Statistics Canada reported Friday. “Today’s negative print ends a […]

Sask. Party and NDP disagree over latest labour force numbers

May 6, 2023 | 10:54am

Statistics Canada released its Labour Force Survey for April, and Saskatchewan’s two main political parties disagree over whether the numbers paint a positive picture in the province. The Saskatchewan government said that the April labour force numbers highlight “strong continued growth in Saskatchewan’s economy,” with 5,600 new jobs compared to April of last year. “Saskatchewan […]

NDP Wants A Plan to Retain Immigrants in Sask

Feb 16, 2023 | 2:44pm

The Saskatchewan NDP says Saskatchewan is losing people to other provinces at a high rate. Leader Carla Beck notes hundreds of health care workers have left Saskatchewan in the last year for other provinces, and it needs to stop. “Anyone who grew up here knows that Saskatchewan has the potential to be the best place […]

Canadian economy added 104,000 jobs in December: Statistics Canada

Jan 6, 2023 | 8:50am

The Canadian economy added 104,000 jobs in December as the unemployment rate fell slightly to 5.0 per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday. This marks the third decline in the unemployment rate in fourth months, edging it closer to the record-low of 4.9 per cent reached in June and July. In its latest labour force survey, the federal agency said […]

Employment numbers look good for November in Saskatchewan

Dec 2, 2022 | 9:43am

The provincial government is happy about the latest jobs report today. It its latest jobs report, Statistics Canada said that the province added 11,800 jobs in November, an increase of 2.1 per cent compared to November 2021. The province set several record highs for the month, including employment, full-time employment, female employment, off-reserve Indigenous employment, […]

Canadian economy posts a positive surprise, adds 108,000 jobs in October

Nov 4, 2022 | 9:22am

The Canadian economy added 108,000 jobs in October, reversing much of the losses observed in recent months and surprising forecasters who were expecting a very modest bump in employment. In its latest labour force survey, Statistics Canada said Friday that the unemployment rate for last month held steady at 5.2 per cent as more Canadians […]

Sask. sees lowest unemployment rate and looses over 7,000 in labour force

Oct 9, 2022 | 7:20am

Saskatchewan saw mixed results from the Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey. The province had the lowest unemployment rate in Canada, dropping from 4.9 per cent to 4.1 per cent, though Stats Canada noted that was due to a drop in those looking for work. The unemployment rate in Regina dropped to 4.3 per cent in […]

Unemployment rate ticks up to 5.4 per cent in August as economy loses 40K jobs

Sep 9, 2022 | 7:19am

Canada’s unemployment rate was 5.4 per cent in August, ticking up for the first time in seven months. The economy lost 40,000 jobs last month, Statistics Canada reported in its latest labour force survey, with the losses concentrated in the public sector. The report says employment gains in professional, scientific and technical services were offset […]