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    April 2017 Labour Force Report
     
    Construction employment in Saskatchewan continues 8.4% below April 2016 levels at 45,800. The province was down 7.1% in the first quarter and has been down for 26 consecutive months. Employment declined in five of seven economic regions, while improving in two others. Hourly wages averaged $29.43, down 4.0% from last April and down 3.9% year-to-date.
     
    Read the full April 2017 Labour Force Report.
     
    2017 March Building Permits Report
     
    Non-residential building permits in March were higher than the previous March, marking four consecutive months of year over year improvement. Year-to-date, 2017 permit values are up 56%.  In the first quarter of 2017 Commercial spending is up 49% and Industrial investment is up 366%, while Institutional permits are down 23%. Regional figures show Saskatoon up 73% and the province outside of the two largest centers up 56% year-to-date. However, Regina is down 18% in the same period.
     
    Read the full March 2017 Building Permits Report.
     
    This report was prepared by the Sask Trends Monitor for the SCA.

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