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Saskatchewan Employment Trends

The unemployment rate in Saskatchewan was 5.1% as of April 2022, unchanged from the previous month. The unemployment rate stood 6.5% below the peak in June 2020 and is below the long-run average.

There were 1,300 more full-time jobs in April 2022 compared to a month earlier. A loss of 600 part-time positions led to an increase of 700 total jobs in April.

Full-time employment has recovered since bottoming out in June 2020 and now stands at a record high.

The number of full-time jobs in April was up from the previous month in trade services, transportation & warehousing, healthcare, information & cultural services, accommodation & food services, and public administration.

Full-time job losses in April occurred in construction, manufacturing, and business & building services.

* All figures are seasonally adjusted, 3-month moving averages. Seasonal adjustment removes normal seasonal fluctuations.


Regina Employment Trends

The unemployment rate in Regina was 6% as of April 2022, up 0.8% from the previous month. The unemployment rate stood 5.8% below the peak from June 2020 but remains above the long-run average.

There were 1,500 more full-time jobs in April 2022 compared to a month earlier. A loss of 2,300 part-time positions led to a decrease of 800 total jobs in April.

Full-time employment was still down 300 jobs from the peak in May 2019 but stood 14,900 jobs above the trough in June 2020.

The number of full-time jobs in April was up from the previous month in agriculture, utilities, construction, trade services, transportation & warehousing, the financial sector, information & cultural services, accommodation & food services, and public administration.

Full-time job losses in April occurred in natural resources, manufacturing, professional & scientific services, business & building services, education, and healthcare.

* All figures are seasonally adjusted, 3-month moving averages. Seasonal adjustment removes normal seasonal fluctuations.

Saskatoon Employment Trends

The unemployment rate in Saskatoon was 4.4% as of April 2022, down 0.2% from the previous month. The unemployment rate stood 9.8% below the peak from June 2020 and is below the long-run average.

There were 2,000 more full-time jobs in April 2022 compared to a month earlier. A gain of 400 part-time positions led to an increase of 2,400 total jobs in April.

Full-time employment has recovered since bottoming out in June 2020 and now stands at a record high.

The number of full-time jobs in April was up from the previous month in agriculture, natural resources, utilities, construction, manufacturing, trade services, transportation & warehousing, the financial sector, professional & scientific services, education, information & cultural services, accommodation & food services, and public administration.

Full-time job losses in April occurred in business & building services, and healthcare.

* All figures are seasonally adjusted, 3-month moving averages. Seasonal adjustment removes normal seasonal fluctuations.