Statistics Canada released its latest job numbers today, showing that Saskatchewan had made a few records in the month of November.
Compared to 2021, 11,800 jobs were added in the month of November, for a 2.1 per cent increase year-over-year.
In comparison to last month, however, employment went down by 1.3 per cent, largely due to a fall in full-time jobs and a rise in part-time positions.
574,300 people are now employed in Saskatchewan, which is the highest number of jobs recorded in November.
"Saskatchewan continues to see significant job gains and a very low unemployment rate as we approach the end of 2022," Minister of Immigration and Career Training Jeremy Harrison said. "With strong economic growth in merchandise exports, wholesale trade, and building construction, our province is showing remarkable strength, marking Saskatchewan as a continued destination of choice for newcomers and investment."
Multiple other November records were set, such as Saskatchewan Full-Time Employment, Female Employment, Off-reserve Indigenous Employment, and Off-reserve Indigenous Full-time Employment.
The off-reserve Indigenous unemployment rate decreased to 6.6 per cent, an all-time historical low. Employment was up 1,500 (+2.5 per cent), marking 24 consecutive months of year-over-year increases.
Unemployment decreased from 4.6 per cent last month to 4.2 per cent, down further from 5.1 per cent last year.