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Saskatchewan Employment Trends

The unemployment rate in Saskatchewan was 5.6% as of December 2021, down 0.3% from the previous month. The unemployment rate stood 6.2% below the peak from June 2020 but remains above the long-run average.

There were 3,400 more full-time jobs in December 2021 compared to a month earlier. A loss of 3,100 part-time positions led to an increase of 300 total jobs in December.

Full-time employment was still down 9,700 jobs from the peak in September 2014 but stood 33,000 jobs above the trough in June 2020.

The number of full-time jobs in December was up from the previous month in construction, trade services, transportation & warehousing, the financial sector, professional & scientific services, education, and healthcare.

Full-time job losses in December occurred in agriculture, natural resources, utilities, manufacturing, information & cultural services, and accommodation & food 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 5.6% as of December 2021, up 0.1% from the previous month. The unemployment rate stood 6.2% below the peak from June 2020 but remains above the long-run average.

There were 1,000 fewer full-time jobs in December 2021 compared to a month earlier. A gain of 100 part-time positions led to a decrease of 900 total jobs in December.

Full-time employment was still down 7,200 jobs from the peak in April 2019 but stood 7,800 jobs above the trough in June 2020.

The number of full-time jobs in December was up from the previous month in agriculture, natural resources, manufacturing, the financial sector, education, healthcare, and information & cultural services.

Full-time job losses in December occurred in utilities, construction, trade services, transportation & warehousing, professional & scientific services, business & building services, accommodation & food services, and public administration.

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

Saskatoon Employment Trends

The unemployment rate in Saskatoon was 5.5% as of December 2021, down 0.9% from the previous month. The unemployment rate stood 8.6% below the peak from June 2020 and is below the long-run average.

There were 5,200 more full-time jobs in December 2021 compared to a month earlier. A gain of 100 part-time positions led to an increase of 5,300 total jobs in December.

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 December was up from the previous month in construction, trade services, transportation & warehousing, the financial sector, professional & scientific services, education, healthcare, information & cultural services, accommodation & food services, and public administration.

Full-time job losses in December occurred in agriculture, natural resources, utilities, manufacturing, and business & building services.

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