Source: CBC News, July 14, 2019
Employment rose 3% from May 2018 to May 2019.
In a potential sign of a strengthening economy, the number of people receiving employment insurance in Saskatchewan has declined over the past year.
Between May 2018 and May 2019, Saskatchewan saw a 10 per cent decrease in the number of people on EI, according to Statistics Canada.
The May year-to-year decrease is the biggest of all provinces. Across Canada, the comparable figure is 4.3 per cent.
Across Canada, there were 19,600 fewer people on EI , while in Saskatchewan, the figure was 1,730 fewer people getting benefits.
There was a total of 15,200 Saskatchewan people on EI in May.
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