Job growth continued across Canada in February with an increase of one-tenth of one per cent.
Saskatchewan outpaced the national trend with a .4 per cent increase in jobs over February 2022.
The provincial unemployment rate of 4.3 per cent was less than the national rate of five per cent.
According to Statistics Canada’s monthly labour force survey, the Swift Current-Moose Jaw labour region had 5,000 more employed than last February and knocked down the number of unemployed to 2,300 from 4,200.
The Saskatoon-Biggar region had 3,400 more employed workers while Yorkton-Melville added 1,000 employed with Prince Albert Northern region increasing employed by 3,000.
The Regina Moose Mountain region only gained 400 employees.
The provincial labour force grew by 7,400 to 605,800.
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