Saskatchewan continues to move the dial when it comes to jobs in Canada.
The province’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 per cent last month, tying Saskatchewan for third lowest in Canada.
In Saskatoon, the rate is down slightly to 7.6 per cent, while Regina’s is even lower at 5.4.
“We continue to see the impact of low resource prices on our labour market,” Economy Minister Steven Bonk said in a news release Friday.
“However, having the third lowest unemployment rate in the nation shows Saskatchewan’s economy is beginning to recover and that is a good reason to be optimistic about economic growth through the rest of 2017 and into next year.”
Canada’s unemployment rate, on the other hand, rose slightly in October to 6.3 per cent.
Saskatchewan also noted major year-over-year gains with jobs in construction up 1,800, transportation and warehousing up 1,300 and other services up 2,200.