Saskatchewan boasts the lowest unemployment of all provinces for the month of January.
At 5.6 percent the number is well below the national average of 7.2 percent.
The economy shed 6-thousand full-time jobs in early 2016.
19-hundred of those jobs are in the resource sector.
Premier Brad Wall says a strong and diverse provincial economy is helping off-set the damage in struggling sectors.
The provincial NDP says Brad Wall and his government need to do more for unemployed Saskatchewan residents.
The newest job numbers from Statistics Canada has the province losing six thousand jobs in January, but also has the province pegged as having the lowest jobless rates in the country.
NDP Deputy leader Trent Wotherspoon says the Premier’s boasts about the diversified Saskatchewan economy are misplaced.
Wotherspoon says big losses in the construction sector are a big flag because the government has hired out of province companies for several large scale infrastructure projects.