REGINA, SASK — Saskatchewan added 11,800 jobs in November with its unemployment rate becoming the second lowest in Canada.
The unemployment rate reached 4.2 per cent, bested only by Quebec at 3.8 per cent, according to Statistics Canada.
“With strong economic growth in merchandise exports, wholesale trade and building construction, our province is showing remarkable strength, marking Saskatchewan as a continued destination of choice for newcomers and investment,” said Jeremy Harrison, minister of immigration and career training, in a news release.
Saskatchewan set five employment records for the month of November in the province’s history: total employment of 574,300, full-time employment of 464,900, female employment of 271,000, off-reserve Indigenous employment of 61,300, off-reserve Indigenous employment of 50,400.
Off-reserve Indigenous unemployment reached a historic low at 6.6 per cent.