Thursday, March 20, 2014

Woot! Woot! Woot!

Saskatchewan's population reaches all-time high
"According to new figures from Statistics Canada Saskatchewan's population increased by more than 20,000 people in 2013.

The current population stands at about 1,117,503 people, a rise which Premier Brad Wall said shows the province is on the right track."
"Saskatchewan had the second highest growth rate out of the 10 Canadian provinces, with Alberta topping the list.

Saskatchewan and Alberta were also the only two provinces to have more people moving into the province than out in 2013, with every other province having the opposite. (Emphasis mine.)

More than 13,000 of the new Saskatchewan residents were people who moved here from other countries. Almost 1,400 people moved here from other provinces. There was a natural increase of 5,580 people which is the total of births minus deaths in the province in 2013."
There's a down side, though. Sask.Job vacancy rate second highest among provinces
"Saskatchewan has the second highest job vacancy rate among the provinces, while the ratio of unemployed people to job vacancies is the second lowest in Canada.

Statistics Canada says Saskatchewan had 8,300 job vacancies in the three-month average ending in December 2013.

The ratio of unemployed people to job vacancies in the province was 2.4, up from 1.8 a year earlier, as the number of vacancies fell faster than the number of unemployed people.

Nationally, there were 6.3 unemployed people for every job vacancy, up from 5.7 in December 2012."

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