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January 10, 2020
According to new Statistics Canada data, Saskatchewan saw an increase of 10,400 jobs, or 1.8 per cent, from 2018 to 580,400 jobs. More than half of that job growth is due to full-time jobs.
Saskatchewan’s annual unemployment rate was the fourth lowest among provinces at 5.4 per cent and remained below the national rate of 5.7 per cent in 2019.
“In spite of external headwinds, the creation of 10,400 jobs in 2019 is an indication that Saskatchewan has a robust, diverse and growing economy,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “Saskatchewan’s growth plan set an ambitious target of 100,000 new jobs by 2030, last year’s job growth shows that this target is reachable and well on its way of being met.”
December 2019 also marked the 17th consecutive month of job growth on a year-over-year basis.
In December 2019, there were 579,900 people employed, an increase of 6,700 jobs over December 2018. Saskatchewan’s monthly unemployment rate was 5.7 per cent (seasonally adjusted) in December 2019, down from 5.8 per cent in November 2019.
Other December 2019 highlights:
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