Employment rates continue to be strong for those living in the Swift Current and Moose Jaw area.

The unemployment rate for the economic region of the southwest sits at 4.2 per cent for August, the exact same figure when comparing in a year-over-year comparison.

The province of Saskatchewan's overall unemployment increased from 6.2 per cent to 6.5 per cent from August 2016 to August 2017.

Meanwhile, Canada's unemployment rates have declined considerably over the past year, from 7.1 per cent to 6.4 per cent.

The Swift Current and Moose Jaw region is ranked sixth best in the country for its unemployment rate, an improvement of four spots in a month.

The area is composed of approximately 81,600 people - a decrease of 500 since 2016. Of the 52,900 in the labour force (2,300 lower than a year ago), 50,700 are working and 2,200 are unemployed.

In a month-over-month comparison, the southwest region improved its employment rate by a percentage point since July's figures.

More Local News

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Cookie Walk

25 November 2017 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Swift Current

Craft Sale and Tradeshow

25 November 2017 10:00 am

Tompkins Community Hall

Piapot Lions 21st Annual Gun & Hobby Show

25 November 2017 10:00 am - 26 November 2017 3:00 pm

Maple Creek Armories in Maple Creek

Guitar & Ukulele for Beginners

25 November 2017 11:00 am

Swift Current Branch Library, Swift Current

Santa Paws - Pet Pictures with Santa!

25 November 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The B-Squad

25 November 2017 8:00 pm

Lucky Charlie's Pub & Pool Ltd

All Request Fundraiser

25 November 2017 9:00 pm

Lucky Charlies Pub & Pool, Swift Current