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1 Saskatchewan Labour Force Statistics January 2015 UNADJUSTED DATA According to the Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey during the week covering January 11 th to 17 th, 2015, there were 558,200 persons employed in Saskatchewan. This is a decrease of 13,600 from December 2014 and 1,200 less than the number employed in January Agricultural employment was 38,800 persons in January 2015, down 3,000 from the December 2014 level and 5,000 less than the January 2014 agricultural employment level of 43,800. Non-agricultural employment was 519,400 persons in January This is a decrease of 10,600 from the December 2014 nonagriculture employment level of 530,000 but 3,800 more than January The Saskatchewan unemployment rate for January 2015 was 4.9 percent. This is an increase of 1.5 percentage points from the December 2014 rate of 3.4 percent and 0.2 percentage points higher than the January 2014 level of4.7 percent. Saskatchewan's labour force decreased by 5,200 to 586,800 persons in January 2015 from 592,000 persons in December This is 100 more than the January 2014 labour force of 586,700 persons. The Saskatchewan participation rate fell 0.7 percentage points to 68.4 percent in January 2015 from 69.1 percent in December The January 2014 participation rate for Saskatchewan was 69.3 percent. There were 28,600 persons unemployed in Saskatchewan during January This is an increase of 8,400 from December 2014 and is 1,300 more than the number unemployed in January SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA On a seasonally adjusted basis there were 566,600 persons employed in Saskatchewan in January 2015, down 8,400 from the December 2014 level of 575,000 and is down 400 from the January 2014 employment level of 567,000 persons. The Saskatchewan seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2015 was 4.5 percent. This is an increase of 0.8 percentage points from the December 2014 rate of 3.7 percent and 0.2 percentage points higher than the January 2014 rate of 4.3 percent. CANADIAN DATA Canadian employment decreased by 225,900 persons in January 2015 to 17,540,000 persons from 17,765,900 persons in December In January 2014, there were17,408,800 persons employed in Canada. Canada's unemployment rate increased 0.8 percentage points in January 2015 to 7.0 percent from the December 2014 level of 6.2 percent. In January 2014, Canada's unemployment rate was 7.4 percent. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Canada was 6.6 percent in January This is 0.1 percentage points lower than December 2014 and 0.4 percentage points lower than the January 2014 level of 7.0 percent. Past labour force estimates have been revised to account for the incorporation of 2011 Census data into the population estimates. This labour force report is not directly comparable to past reports. June February 28, , 2015 Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Finance

2 TABLE 1 SUMMARY LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS, CANADA AND THE PRAIRIE PROVINCES CANADA Labour Force ('000) 18, , , Employed ('000) 17, , , Full-Time ('000) 13, , , Part-Time ('000) 3, , , Unemployed ('000) 1, , , Unemployment Rate (%) Unemployment Rate (%) Seasonally Adjusted Participation Rate (%) SASKATCHEWAN Labour Force ('000) Employed ('000) Full-Time ('000) Part-Time ('000) Unemployed ('000) Unemployment Rate (%) Unemployment Rate (%) Seasonally Adjusted Participation Rate (%) ALBERTA Labour Force ('000) 2, , , Employed ('000) 2, , , Full-Time ('000) 1, , , Part-Time ('000) Unemployed ('000) Unemployment Rate (%) Unemployment Rate (%) Seasonally Adjusted Participation Rate (%) MANITOBA Labour Force ('000) Employed ('000) Full-Time ('000) Part-Time ('000) Unemployed ('000) Unemployment Rate (%) Unemployment Rate (%) Seasonally Adjusted Participation Rate (%)

3 TABLE 2 SASKATCHEWAN LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS LABOUR FORCE ('000) Male Female Years of Age Years of age EMPLOYED ('000) Male Female Years of Age Years of age UNEMPLOYED ('000) Male Female Years of Age Years of age UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (%) Male Female Years of Age Years of age PARTICIPATION RATE (%) Male Female Years of Age Years of age

4 TABLE 3 SASKATCHEWAN EMPLOYED LABOUR FORCE INDUSTRY ('000) Agriculture Forestry, Fishing, Mining and Oil & Gas Utilities Construction Manufacturing Trade Transportation and Warehousing Finance, Insurance, Real Estate & Leasing Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Business, Building and Other Support Services Educational Services Health Care and Social Assistance Information, Culture and Recreation Accommodation and Food Services Other Services Public Administration Total HOURS OF WORK ('000) Full-Time Part-Time CLASS OF WORKER ('000) Employees Public Sector Private Sector Self-Employed

5 TABLE 4 CANADIAN AND PROVINCIAL LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS EMPLOYMENT ('000) Canada 17, , , Newfoundland & Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec 3, , , Ontario 6, , , Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta 2, , , British Columbia 2, , , UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (%) Canada Newfoundland & Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia

6 TABLE 5 CANADIAN AND PROVINCIAL LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS (Seasonally Adjusted) EMPLOYMENT ('000) Canada 17, , , Newfoundland & Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec 4, , , Ontario 6, , , Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta 2, , , British Columbia 2, , , UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (%) Canada Newfoundland & Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia

7 TABLE 6 SUB-PROVINCIAL LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS (3 Month Moving Average) CANADIAN CITIES UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (%) St. John's Halifax Saint John Quebec Montreal Ottawa-Gatineau Toronto Greater Sudbury Winnipeg Regina Saskatoon Calgary Edmonton Vancouver Victoria SASKATCHEWAN ECONOMIC REGIONS EMPLOYMENT ('000) Regina-Moose Mountain Swift Current-Moose Jaw Saskatoon-Biggar Yorkton-Melville Prince Albert & Northern Note: All data in this table are three month moving averages, ending in the month specified in the table. For example, the data for July are an average of the three months ending in July (May, June and July)

8 TABLE 7 SASKATCHEWAN LABOUR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS BY ABORIGINAL IDENTITY FOR POPULATION 15 YEARS AND OLDER (3 Month Moving Average) TOTAL POPULATION Labour Force ('000) Employed ('000) Unemployed ('000) Unemployment Rate (%) Participation Rate (%) Employment Rate (%) NON-ABORIGINAL Labour Force ('000) Employed ('000) Unemployed ('000) Unemployment Rate (%) Participation Rate (%) Employment Rate (%) ABORIGINAL Labour Force ('000) Employed ('000) Unemployed ('000) Unemployment Rate (%) Participation Rate (%) Employment Rate (%) FIRST NATIONS Labour Force ('000) Employed ('000) Unemployed ('000) Unemployment Rate (%) Participation Rate (%) Employment Rate (%) MÉTIS Labour Force ('000) Employed ('000) Unemployed ('000) Unemployment Rate (%) Participation Rate (%) Employment Rate (%) Notes: 1. The Labour Force Survey collects data on the Saskatchewan civilian, non-institutional, off-reserve population. Beginning in April 2004, questions were added to the survey allowing for the self-identification of Aboriginal identity for Saskatchewan respondents. 2. The North American Indian and Métis categories are single responses only. 'Other' is omitted due to insufficient responses. 3. All data in this table are three month moving averages, ending in the month specified in the table. For example, the data for July are an average of the three months ending in July (May, June and July) 4. Caution should be used when interpretting results. Small sample sizes can result in large standard errors.

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