August 10, 2018 12:17 pm

Saskatchewan loses 4,200 jobs in July

Unemployment is up in Saskatchewan as 4,200 jobs were lost in the province during July.

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Fewer people were working in Saskatchewan in July as the economy shed 4,200 jobs.

Statistics Canada reported Friday the province lost 7,700 full-time positions during the month. That was offset by gains in part-time positions.

There were 567,800 people employed during July, little changed from a year ago, with the number of people in the labour force declining by 2,400 to 607,800.

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The unemployment rate inched up 0.3 percentage points to 6.6 per cent, with 40,000 people out of work.

Nationally, the unemployment rate reached a four-decade low of 5.8 per cent as the economy posted a net gain of 54,100 positions.

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