Volatility in the labor market in this province is continuing, at least as it is measured by the monthly job numbers or the Labor Force Survey from StatsCan.
The figures for September, released Friday, show a potent improvement over August even though employers are still scrambling to fill vacant positions.
1,400 people who had been on the sidelines entered the workforce last month. These are either people who just moved here and are new to the labor pool or individuals who returned to the work force after dropping out.
And they had little trouble finding work as employers created 5,300 positions in the month which is 11,000 more than we saw at this time a year ago.
All of this produced a dramatic drop in our unemployment rate. It fell nearly three-quarters of a point to 6.3 percent. That was the strongest improvement among the provinces.
The monthly report also looked at some of the characteristics of the workforce and one interesting tidbit that was highlighted was the fact that Saskatchewan has the smallest percentage of employees working from home. And Ontario has the largest.