Saskatchewan loses more than 5,000 jobs in March


tay
#1
Saskatchewan – home of Premier Brad Wall, who a well-known Alberta right-wing Opposition figure not long ago declared to be the real leader of Western Canada – that province was shedding jobs in the same time period.

According to the same Statistics Canada report, employment declined in Saskatchewan by more than 5,000 jobs in March.

Since Saskatchewan’s economy like Alberta’s is resource dependent, this suggests that when it comes to real jobs for real people, Premier Notley’s approach of continuing to fund basic services and programs is more effective at keeping the economy ticking along than Mr. Wall’s ideologically driven austerity .

And since Saskatchewan’s economy measured by Gross Domestic Product as well as its share of the national GDP and its population is always about a quarter of Alberta’s, perhaps we could extrapolate that, all things being equal, if Saskatchewan were the same size as Alberta it would have lost about … 20,000 jobs.

The Daily*—*Labour Force Survey, March 2017
 
Nick Danger
#2
That surprises me. Saskatchewan has generally echoed Alberta as far as performance of the resource sector goes, and Alberta has seen a slow but steady recovery from the double tap of the oil price crash and the wildfires.
 
Danbones
#3
Quick facts

#2 - in the amount of oil produced among Canadian provinces, accounting for 13 per cent of Canada's oil production
486,000 - barrels per day in oil production in 2015
$750 million - in payments industry made for the use of Saskatchewan's oil and natural gas resources in fiscal 2015/16
$4.4 billion - in industry spending on exploration and development in 2015
33,000 - person years of direct and indirect employment by the industry in 2015
1.8 Tcf - remaining marketable natural gas reserves at 2014
1.0 billion - barrels of remaining crude oil reserves at 2014
29,200 - number of producing oil wells in 2015

Saskatchewan - Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

hopefully they will get the benefit of the exploratory investment soon

Total oil sands production (mined and in situ) reached about 2.3 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2014. Source: Alberta
http://www.energy.alberta.ca/OilSands/791.asp
for comparison
 
taxslave
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

Saskatchewan – home of Premier Brad Wall, who a well-known Alberta right-wing Opposition figure not long ago declared to be the real leader of Western Canada – that province was shedding jobs in the same time period.

According to the same Statistics Canada report, employment declined in Saskatchewan by more than 5,000 jobs in March.

Since Saskatchewan’s economy like Alberta’s is resource dependent, this suggests that when it comes to real jobs for real people, Premier Notley’s approach of continuing to fund basic services and programs is more effective at keeping the economy ticking along than Mr. Wall’s ideologically driven austerity .

And since Saskatchewan’s economy measured by Gross Domestic Product as well as its share of the national GDP and its population is always about a quarter of Alberta’s, perhaps we could extrapolate that, all things being equal, if Saskatchewan were the same size as Alberta it would have lost about … 20,000 jobs.

The Daily*—*Labour Force Survey, March 2017

You were doing well until yum decided to link it all to a leftward propaganda site. Fact is Wall is on the right track while Motley and here merry band of incompetents are destroying the future for Albertans in their ideologically driven campaign of giving to the freeloaders now at the expense of future generations. But that is what dippers do.
 
Nick Danger
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Fact is Wall is on the right track while Motley and here merry band of incompetents are destroying the future for Albertans in their ideologically driven campaign of giving to the freeloaders now at the expense of future generations. But that is what dippers do.

Can you elaborate on what the Alberta NDP are doing wrong and how others would do it differently?
 

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