Statistics Canada reported today that in October Saskatchewan’s year-over-year employment increased by 9,400 jobs. This is the largest gain in jobs for the province since October 2014.
Full-time employment increased by 5,700 jobs and part-time employment increased by 3,700 jobs compared to a year ago. On a monthly basis, seasonally adjusted employment increased by 2,500 jobs from September 2018.
“These job numbers are unequivocally positive news for our provincial economy,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “Saskatchewan job creators are showing confidence in our province in spite of the headwinds our economy faces in the areas of transportation, trade and the threat of a federally imposed carbon tax. We will continue to promote our province and the goods produced and manufactured by our residents to new and existing trade markets in order to create jobs and opportunity for Saskatchewan people right here at home.”
October’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2 per cent, down from 6.4 per cent in September.
Other October highlights include:
- Major year-over-year gains were reported for educational services up 5,900 jobs; health care and social assistance up 4,700 jobs; agriculture up 3,000 jobs.
- Female employment up 5,400 jobs (+2.1 per cent) and male employment up 3,900 jobs (+1.3 per cent).
- Solid job growth in the private sector with 11,800 more jobs from a year ago (+3.6 per cent).
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Saskatchewan’s employment increased by 3,300 jobs from September 2017, largely driven by growth in the private sector.
Saskatchewan had 575,300 people employed in September 2018, according to data released by Statistics Canada today. Seasonally adjusted employment was up by 1,800 from August 2018. Full-time jobs increased by 1,000 from September 2017 and part-time jobs increased by 2,300.
“For the second consecutive month, Saskatchewan has seen solid employment gains,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “Our government has been working hard to steadily increase jobs, to strengthen Saskatchewan’s labour force, and attract more skilled workers to our province.”
Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate was 6.4 per cent (seasonally adjusted).
Other September highlights include:
- Major year-over-year job gains were reported for educational services up 4,900; accommodation and food services up 2,800; agriculture up 2,500; and health care and social assistance up 2,000.
- Private sector created 6,600 new jobs year-over-year.
- Female employment was up by 1,900 jobs from September of 2017.
- Off-reserve Aboriginal employment was up 100 jobs (+0.2 per cent) for six consecutive months of year-over-year increases.
- Aboriginal youth employment was up 200 jobs (+2.2 per cent) for six consecutive months of year-over-year increases.