• Latest Labour Market and Building Permit Reports Now Available

    Labour Force Report

    The overall labour market turned around in June 2018 with a 0.7% increase compared with a year ago - the best showing in more than a year. That brings the year-to-date decline to 0.3% because of the poorer showing earlier this year.

    Construction is contributing to the lack of growth this year. Counting heavy construction and both the residential and non-residential building sectors, employment in June was 53,700 which is down 1.5% from the 54,500 in June 2017. That brings the year-to-date decline to 3.2%.

    Read the full June 2018 Labour Force Report.

    Building Permits Report

    The value of building permits issued by local governments in a "leading indicator" for construction activity over the next six to twelve months. The value of residential and non-residential permits issued in May 2018 was $208 million. This is a 5.6% decline over May 2017 and brings the value of permits down 8.4% from the same five months a year ago.

    Read the full May 2018 Building Permits Report.

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