On a year-over-year basis, Saskatchewan’s average weekly earnings saw a 2.6 per cent increase in March 2017 (seasonally adjusted), the second highest among Canada’s provinces, according to new figures released by Statistics Canada today.
In March 2017, wholesale trade in Saskatchewan grew 13.8 per cent (seasonally adjusted) over March 2016, above the national average of 10.2 per cent for the same period. Saskatchewan ranked third in percentage growth among the provinces.
Retail sales in Saskatchewan experienced robust growth in March in comparison to the other provinces, adding to recent upward trends in other economic sectors.
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Premier Brad Wall said the highlight of the spring sitting of the Legislature which wraps up today was a difficult but necessary budget that will move Saskatchewan away from its reliance on resource revenues and ensure the province’s economy and finances stay strong.
Growth in manufacturing sales in Saskatchewan showed significant year-over-year strength in March, more than doubling the national average.
The Government of Saskatchewan will appeal last month’s Court of Queen’s Bench ruling on separate school funding.
Saskatchewan Provincial Parks officially open for the season on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Provincial parks continue to be among Saskatchewan’s most popular vacation destinations. With a record of nearly four million visits in 2016, the parks are preparing for another busy season.
This month, SGI is launching a new version of its emotionally-charged multi-media awareness campaign showing the void left behind when a loved one is killed by an impaired driver.
Year-over-year building permits jumped 13.2 per cent (seasonally adjusted) in March 2017, the highest percentage increase among the provinces, and well ahead of the 1.5 per cent posted nationally.