Saskatchewan's economy sheds 400 jobs in July
This April 22, 2014, photo shows an employment application form. (AP / Mike Groll)
The latest numbers show Saskatchewan’s economy lost 400 jobs in July.
Full-time employment in the province fell by 2,700 compared to the previous month, Statistics Canada said Friday. The decline was partially offset by the addition of 2,300 part-time positions.
On a year-over-year basis, Saskatchewan shed 1,400 jobs, despite gaining 1,600 full-time positions.
The province’s unemployment rate ticked up 0.1 percentage points to 6.6 per cent between June and July.
The unemployment rate in Regina rose to 5.4 per cent from 5.1 per cent, while Saskatoon’s jobless rate remained unchanged at 8.4 per cent.
Canada’s economy added 11,000 jobs in July as the unemployment rate declined 0.2 percentage points to 6.3 per cent – the lowest rate since October 2008.