More people working in Northern Sask.

By Nigel Maxwell
April 9, 2016 - 8:18am

There is a mixed bag of news on the job front in Northern Saskatchewan.

According to the latest statistics from Stats Canada, there were more people working last month in the Prince Albert and northern region than there were at the same time last year.

There were 99,600 people employed in March, 2016 compared to 96,000 in March, 2015.

That being said, the unemployment rate did go up from 6.7 per cent to 8.8 per cent. 

This is because the labour force grew by almost 7,000 people.

The number of people unemployed climbed from 6,900 to 9,600.

Provincially, the unemployment rate remains the lowest in the country at 6.6 per cent, and the national rate took a slight dip to 7.1 per cent.

 

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