Jobs are always a hot topic and Fort Saskatchewan is trying to keep them local.
 
The 2017 Fort Saskatchewan Municipal Census employment results show that 38 per cent of Fort residents who responded are employed full-time.
 
"I think keeping the employment rate in Fort Saskatchewan is something that we have to work very hard on," said mayor Gale Katchur. "We've gone through one of the worst downturns and we've survived as a community."
 
Only 18.2 per cent of residents who responded work locally within the Fort.
 
The unemployment rate continues to go up in Fort Saskatchewan, now sitting around 5.98 per cent, up 0.10 per cent from 2016.
 

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