Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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Lowest Unemployment Rate in Canada

Released on January 8, 2016

In December 2015, Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate was 5.5 per cent (seasonally adjusted), the lowest rate among provinces and well below the national average of 7.1 per cent.

Saskatchewan has maintained the lowest unemployment rate in Canada for 26 of the last 27 months.

“Despite the economic challenges caused by low oil prices, Saskatchewan had the lowest average unemployment rate in the country in 2015,” Immigration, Jobs, Skills and Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “Having the lowest unemployment rate in the country and the creation of full-time jobs is proof that our economy remains resilient.”

December 2015 highlights include:

  • There were 570,900 people employed.  Full-time employment increased by 1,500 and part-time decreased by 2,500.
  • Regina's employment was up 1,700 (+1.2 per cent), and Saskatoon's employment was up 300 (0.2 per cent) compared to December 2014.
  • Major year-over-year gains were reported for health care and social assistance up 4,300; information, culture and recreation up 3,500; trade up 1,800.

2015 year-end highlights include:

  • Record number of people employed in 2015 (573,700).
  • Lowest annual unemployment rate in Canada at 5.0 per cent (seasonally adjusted) in 2015, compared to 6.9 per cent nationally.
  • Private sector jobs up by 5,300 (1.6 per cent).

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For more information, contact:

Deb Young
Economy
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4765
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