PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES
A new framework developed by Statistics Canada called the Canadian Government Finance Statistics (CGFS) enables us to compare government revenues and expenditures across provinces. Some limited data from the CGFS are now available.
A comparison of government expenditures over the five years ending in 2012-13 shows that Saskatchewan’s finances are midway between those in Manitoba and Alberta in several important respects including the reliance on resource royalties.
Net farm income, measured on a cash basis, remained high in 2014 because of higher cattle prices and the delay of sales from the record 2013 crop. A sharp drop is expected in 2015.
JOB VACANCY RATES
After falling to a low of 7,000 in the first quarter of 2014, the number of vacancies increased to 10,600 in the third quarter.
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