Saskatchewan continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the country, according to the latest figures released today by Statistics Canada.
Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate is 5.9 per cent, well below the national number of 7.3 per cent. Saskatchewan has now posted the lowest unemployment rate in Canada in 28 of the last 29 months.
“Our low unemployment rate shows that, despite the challenges facing our energy sector, Saskatchewan’s economy remains strong,” said Premier Brad Wall. Year over year, employment in Saskatchewan was down 3,000.
Seven of Canada’s 10 provinces posted year over year employment declines, including Alberta, which lost 22,800 jobs, and Manitoba, which lost 5,300 jobs.