Sask. sees 19th- straight month of job growth

The latest numbers from Stats Canada show that Saskatchewan has recorded it’s 19th consecutive month of job growth.

Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison says that there has been a 5,000 job jump from February 2019.

Harrison says that 570,000 people are employed in the province, which is a record high.

He adds that this job growth is promising despite challenges facing the job sector.

“Coronavirus is one of them, also the transportation challenges we’ve had with the blockades over the course of the last month. These things are going to have an impact in our economy,” said Harrison. “I suspect that those are going to have a labour market going forward.”

Harrison says that while there may have been a year-over-year job decline in the energy sector, there were significant gains made in manufacturing and trade-related jobs.

He added the Indigenous youth employment numbers jumped by 2,500 jobs, which is an increase of 39 percent for the 7th consecutive month.

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