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Saskatchewan tops provinces in job and GDP growth

19,300 jobs added.
Employment increased 1,500 from last month, with the unemployment rate at 5.1 per cent.

REGINA — A Canada Labour Force Survey shows Saskatchewan added 19,300 new jobs when compared to November 2022.

Saskatchewan continues to have the second-lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate among the provinces at 5.1 per cent, below the national unemployment rate of 5.8 per cent. 

The province set record highs for the month of November, with 599,600 people currently employed in Saskatchewan, and a labour force of 628,200. This month, Saskatchewan also saw full-time employment increase by 24,300, or 5.2 per cent.

The province saw both an all-time historical population (aged 15 and over) high of 934,200, and an all-time historical off-reserve Indigenous population (aged 15 and over) high of 112,000.  

Among industries, major year-over-year gains were reported for professional, scientific and technical services, which were up 7,900 (+ 27.1 per cent), educational services, which were up 5,400 (+10.4 per cent) and business, building and other support services which were up 4,400 (+37.9 per cent). 

Both of Saskatchewan's major cities saw job growth compared to last November as well, with Regina's employment up 10,700, an increase of 7.6 per cent, and Saskatoon's employment up 11,400, an increase of 6.0 per cent.

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