Friday, October 3, 2014

Saskatchewan Unemployment and Population Data


1. Looking for the unemployment rate (15-24 years old) for 9 Saskatchewan cities (Estevan, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Weyburn, Yorkton) for the years 1999-2013, or as far back as available. I can find information in the pre-2011 censuses but that doesn't give him an annual rate. Would this be in the Labour Force Survey at the RDCs?

I've looked at the masterfile metadata on the DLI Nesstar server but I'm not sure if what he wants is there.

2. As for population numbers, I have showed him the Saskatchewan Health Covered Population which are annual. I don't know of anything else except for the Census. He wonders if Statistics Canada has a method of "filling in the gaps"/interpolating" to determine annual numbers?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Anything we have should all be available online. The LFS does not produce data by CSD or CD. Census Population links are at the.

This is what we have for our standard products available from the 2011 National Household Survey and various Census years.You may also want to consult the following regarding comparability: 

2011 NHS Guide <>

Comparability of labour force activity data with those of previous censuses (1971 to 2006) and with the Labour Force Survey <>

Unemployment rates:

For the 2011 National Household Survey you can use the drop down menus and find the various areas and age group they are looking for (with the exception of Weyburn which is a CSD).Labour Force Status (8), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011 (82), Location of Study Compared with Province or Territory of Residence (6), Age Groups (13B) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey <>

Weyburn CSD can be found through the NHS profile: <;TABID=1>

2006 and 2001 Census (again, the drop down menus will pull up the Unemployment rate information for 2006 and 2001).

Highlight tables:

Labour force indicators by age groups and sex: All census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and census agglomerations (CAs) <>

For Weyburn CSD:

Census subdivisions (CSDs) - Municipalities
Labour force indicators by age groups and sex for Census subdivisions (CSDs) - Municipalities - All or 5,000-plus population <>

1996 Census (with the exception of Weyburn which is a Census Subdivision)

Profile of Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 1996 Census <>

Profile of Census Divisions and Subdivisions, 1996 Census <>

Population counts:

2011 Census
-You can find all of the 2011 Census Population counts here:<>

2006 Census
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