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Jobless numbers increase in southwest Saskatchewan

A look at employment numbers in Saskatchewan and across Canada in February
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There were 2,600 unemployed workers in the Swift Current-Moose Jaw labour region at the end of February.

That was 400 more jobless than last year, according to the monthly Statistics Canada Labour Survey.

Unemployment rate of 4.9 per cent was the second lowest of five Saskatchewan regions. Last year the unemployment rate was 4.2 per cent in this region.

Approximately1,000 fewer people were working in the region than last year at the end of February.

Lowest unemployment rate in the province was 4.2 per cent in the Regina-Moose Mountain region.

The Saskatchewan unemployment rate of 5.7 per cent dropped from 6.1 per cent and was tied with Quebec and New Brunswick for third lowest in the country.

Lowest unemployment rate was 4.7 per cent in B.C. with the highest unemployment rate of 12.8 per cent in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Canadian unemployment rate of 5.8 per cent dropped from 5.9 per cent.
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