Southwest Saskatchewan's stats on employment seem to be improving, however slightly that may be.

Statistics Canada released their statistics on Canada's labour force statistics Friday, which show that the Swift Current and Moose Jaw region of the country is slowly making improvements on their employment.

The release catalogues the stats from December 2018 to December 2019.

A drastic change between the two time periods is the number of people not in the labour force, which had a decrease change of 3,400 people to sit at 24,500.

Other stats on the rise include participation rate, which went from 65.5 per cent, to 69.5 per cent, as well as the employment rate which went up to 66.7 per cent, a change of 3.7 per cent.

Last month, the area's population of 80,400 was comprised of 55,900 who are in the labour force, with employment sitting at around 53,600, and unemployment at 2,200. This leaves about 24,500 people not in the labour force

The population from December 2018 was up slightly, with around 80,900, while the labour force was smaller at 53,000. That included 51,000 people employed, 2,100 unemployed people, as well as 27,900 not in the labour force.

From 2018 to 19, the area's unemployment rate went down 0.1 per cent to leave the area with a rate of 3.9 per cent. This still leaves the region bellow Canada's rate of 5.2 per cent.

The region is also doing statistically better than Canada as a whole in regards to the participation rate (which sits at 65.3 per cent nationally,) and the employment rate (61.9 per cent nationally.)