Data released by Statistics Canada today shows that June had the largest month-to-month gain in employment in Saskatchewan since 2012, up 8,300 jobs (seasonally adjusted).
There were 583,700 people employed in the province in June, up 3,900 year-over-year. Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 per cent in June 2018, the fifth lowest in Canada (seasonally adjusted). The unemployment rate was down from 6.8 per cent in May 2018.
“Saskatchewan is on the right track,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “We had our highest month-to-month job gain since 2012 and our unemployment rate fell significantly. Our economy is creating jobs with a strengthening labour market.”
Other June highlights include:
Major year-over-year employment gains were reported for public administration, up by 3,200 jobs, finance, insurance, real estate and leasing, up 2,500 jobs, and health care and social assistance, up 2,100 jobs.
The forestry, fishing, mining, oil and gas sector also showed growth, up 1,500 jobs, and the manufacturing sector was up 1,400 jobs from June 2017.
Compared to June 2017, Regina’s employment increased by 1,400 jobs while Saskatoon’s increased by 4,100 jobs.