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  • Latest Building Permits and Labour Force Reports Now Available!

    The value of building permits issued by local governments is a “leading indicator” for construction activity over the next six to twelve months. The value of residential and non-residential permits issued in April 2018 was $194 million. This is a 7% increase over April 2017 and brings the value of permits down 11% from the same four months a year ago.

    Read the full April 2018 Building Permits Report.


    The labour market continued to perform poorly in early 2018 with a 1.3% decline in May compared with May a year ago. That brings the year-to-date decline to 0.5%. Counting heavy construction and both the residential and non-residential building sectors, employment in May was 46,900 which is down 9.0% from the 53,400 in May 2017.
     
    Read the full May 2018 Labour Force Report.

    These reports were prepared for the SCA by the Sask Trends Monitor.

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