REGINA – Saskatchewan boasted its largest job growth in four years. Statistics Canada data shows in October Saskatchewan’s year-over-year employment increased by 9,400 jobs.
It is the largest gain in jobs for the province since October 2014.
Full-time employment went up by 5,700 jobs and part-time employment increased by 3,700 jobs compared to a year ago.
On a monthly basis, seasonally adjusted employment increased by 2,500 jobs from September.
October’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2 per cent, down from 6.4 per cent in September.
Statistics Canada also reported major year-over-year gains for educational services with 5,900 new jobs. Health care and social assistance grew by 4,700 jobs and agriculture by 3,000 jobs.