Worst-in-nation job numbers leaves Saskatchewan with the worst of both worlds

REGINA - With Statistics Canada reporting that 6,500 jobs were lost in October, Official Opposition Critic for Jobs and the Economy Aleana Young is calling on the Sask. Party to get the 4th wave of COVID-19 under control to address the worst-in-the-nation jobs numbers.

“We have the worst of both worlds under this government - Saskatchewan had the worst death rate in the country, and the worst rate of job losses,” said Aleana Young. “Protecting Saskatchewan jobs starts with listening to the experts, getting the pandemic under control, and then finally coming up with a real jobs plan to get Saskatchewan people back to work.”

YOUNG - Worst-in-nation job numbers - November 5, 2021

Highlights from today’s report include:

  • Saskatchewan lost 6,500 jobs between September and October, and 11,500 jobs since the start of the pandemic in February 2020. 
  • The unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 per cent - but only because 7,700 people left the labour force between September and October. 
  • Since the start of the pandemic, full-time jobs have dropped by 12,200 or 2.6%, the largest percentage decrease in the country. 

“Saskatchewan people are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet,” Young added. “The Sask. Party tried to put the economy ahead of people’s health - and they failed at both.”


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