A dip in full-time employment slightly pushed Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate up last month.
Statistics Canada says the province’s unemployment rate last month was 6.6 per cent, up from 6.5 per cent in June.
There were 400 fewer people working in Saskatchewan last month as 27-hundred full-time jobs were lost.
However, that number is offset by a gain of 23-hundred part-time positions.
The number of people overall in the workforce increased by 400.
Nationally, the unemployment rate fell to its lowest point in nearly nine years to 6.3 per cent compared with 6.5 per cent in June as the number of people looking for work dropped.
Most of the job gains last month were in Ontario