Saskatchewan's unemployment rate in August was 7.9 per cent.
The province lost 700 jobs overall, but with fewer people looking for work, the unemployment rate fell to 9.4 per cent. That is also the lowest among the provinces and well below the national unemployment rate of 23.1 per cent.
It appears that Canada's labour market continues to rebound from its coronavirus-induced historic slump of March and April, as the unemployment rate falls to 10.2%.
Nationally, Canada added 245,800 jobs in August, the fourth consecutive monthly increase though the pace of new gains slowed, bringing employment within about a million jobs of pre-pandemic levels, Statistics Canada said on Friday.More news: Fabrizio Romano: Sergio Reguilon has been offered to Manchester United
The West Coast posted gains of 70,200 jobs in July and 118,100 jobs in June.
The number of employed Canadians working less than half their usual hours because of COVID-19 has dropped to 713,000, from 2.5 million in April.
"Family-supporting jobs in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors also made a strong comeback in August, with more than 6,000 people finding work in each of those sectors", said Mungall, in a statement.
Most of the new gains are concentrated in full-time work, which lagged behind part-time gains in July. On the flip side, we are still 1.1 million jobs short vs. the preCOVID February peak.More news: United States coronavirus deaths projected to more than double to 410000 by January
"The labor market recovery continued in August, but the going is getting tougher", CIBC analyst Andrew Grantham said, noting that the latest figures were in line with forecasts.
Close to 7,000 jobs were added in the London area in August, bringing the number of employed people in the area to almost 251,000.
Students aged between 15 and 24 who intend to resume their studies in September had 152,000 fewer jobs than a year ago, StatCan said, while the deficit was even more pronounced among non-student youth, falling by 181,000.More news: Chelsea player angry over Kai Havertz’s arrival