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2,800 New Full Time-Jobs Year-Over-Year

Released on September 7, 2018

Today’s Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey report shows that full-time employment in Saskatchewan increased by 2,800 jobs compared to August 2017.  Year-over-year jobs were up by 1,500.

Employment increased by 1,400 jobs in Saskatchewan month-to-month (seasonally adjusted), compared to a loss of 51,600 jobs nationally.  Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate was 6.7 per cent (seasonally adjusted).

“Saskatchewan continues to grow, however we remain cautious of headwinds in the labour market created by the federal government,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “Our economic growth continues to be put at risk by trade disputes, the job-killing Trudeau carbon tax, and the federal government’s inability to get a pipeline project built that they now own.”

Other August highlights include:

  • Major year-over-year sector job gains were reported for health care and social assistance up 4,000 jobs; business, building and other support services up 2,900 jobs; and educational services up 2,500 jobs.
  • Employment in the private sector up 2,900 jobs year-over-year.
  • Female employment up 2,800 jobs year-over-year.
  • Youth employment up 800 jobs year-over-year.
  • Off-reserve Aboriginal employment up 800 jobs for five consecutive months of year-over-year increases.
  • Aboriginal youth employment up 400 jobs for five consecutive months of year-over-year increases.
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For more information, contact:

Deb Young
Immigration and Career Training
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4765
Email: deb.young@gov.sk.ca

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