February 07, 2020

Steady Job Growth For 18 Consecutive Months

Job growth continues to remain strong and steady in Saskatchewan, according to Statistics Canada data released today. January 2020 saw an increase of 3,900 jobs over last January. There were 571,700 people employed in January 2020. There were 463,100 people employed full-time, which is an increase of 4,900 from January 2019.

“Saskatchewan has seen steady job growth for 18 consecutive months,” Minister of Immigration and Career Training Jeremy Harrison said. “This growth shows that our economy is resilient and benefitting Saskatchewan people with more opportunities for work in spite of external headwinds.”

Jobs also grew from the previous month by 1,200. The unemployment rate was 6.0 per cent in January (seasonally adjusted).

January highlights:

  • Off-reserve Aboriginal employment was up 5,000 jobs (up 11.4 per cent) for 7 consecutive months of year-over-year increases.
  • Off-reserve Aboriginal youth employment was up 3,000 jobs (up 45.5 per cent) for 6 consecutive months of year-over-year increases.
  • Female employment up 4,800 jobs (up 1.8 per cent) compared to last January;
  • Major year-over-year gains were reported for information, culture & recreation up 3,600 jobs; manufacturing up 3,400 jobs; public administration up 3,200 jobs.