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Released on October 7, 2022

Unemployment at 4.1 percent, lowest among provinces and 6,000 new jobs from a year ago

Newly released September 2022 jobs figures from Statistics Canada show strong year-over-year job growth in Saskatchewan, with 6,000 new jobs compared to September 2021. All new jobs were full-time positions.

Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate fell to 4.1 per cent in September 2022, the lowest among the provinces, and well below the national average of 5.2 per cent (seasonally adjusted). This change showed a decrease from 6.4 percent in September 2021 and a decrease from 4.9 percent in August 2022.

“Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate is the lowest in the country, thanks to Saskatchewan’s hard work and the confidence shown by job creators across the province,” said Immigration and Career Education Minister Jeremy Harrison. “Our economy creates opportunities for our residents and those who move to our province, which is growth that works for everyone.”

In September 2022, full-time employment increased by 9,100 jobs (+2.0 percent) and part-time employment decreased by 3,100 jobs (-2.8 percent) compared to September 2021.

During the same period, employment in the private sector increased by 4,600 jobs (+1.4 percent). Youth unemployment was 7.6 percent (seasonally adjusted), lowest among the provinces and below the national figure of 9.8 percent.

Off-reserve Indigenous employment in Saskatchewan increased by 3,800 jobs (+6.3 per cent) for 22 consecutive months of year-over-year increases. Indigenous youth employment increased by 700 jobs (+5.5 percent) for eight consecutive months of year-over-year increases.

Significant year-on-year gains were reported for health and social care, up 7,700 jobs (+8.8 percent); lodging and food services, up 4,800 jobs (+16.1 percent); professional, scientific and technical services, increased by 4,600 jobs (+16.5 percent).

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For more information contact:

Sam Sasse
Immigration and Career Education
Regina
Phone: 306-530-6917
Email: sam.sasse@gov.sk.ca

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