March 06, 2020

19 Consecutive Months Of Strong, Steady Job Growth In Saskatchewan

Jobs continued to grow in February for the 19th consecutive month.  Saskatchewan saw an increase of 4,900 jobs over February 2019, with 569,700 people employed, a record high for the month of February.

“Despite the significant economic headwinds facing the province, we continue to see strong, steady job growth in Saskatchewan,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “Our government will continue to stand up for Saskatchewan families and work hard to ensure our province and economy remain strong.”

For the eighth consecutive month, Saskatchewan saw year-over-year increases in off-reserve Aboriginal employment, which was up 5,900 jobs.  Aboriginal youth employment also increased by 2,500 jobs (up 39.1 per cent) for the seventh consecutive month of year-over-year increases.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2 per cent.

Other February highlights:

  • Saskatchewan hit record high levels for the month of February for labour force (607,500) and full-time employment (460,600).
  • Full-time employment increased by 3,100 jobs and part-time positions increased by 1,900 jobs from last February.
  • Major year-over-year gains were reported for manufacturing (up 3,800 jobs), educational services (up 3,800 jobs) and information, culture and recreation (up 2,600 jobs).