On June 10, Statistics Canada released job numbers for May 2022, showing Saskatchewan added 19,800 jobs, an increase of 3.5 percent compared to May 2021. Almost all the growth was in full-time jobs. 

Saskatchewan states the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent in May 2022, down 6.1 percent a year ago, down 5.5 percent a month ago, which is below the national average of 5.1 percent. 

"Saskatchewan's economy is on the right track with significant job gains and a low unemployment rate," Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. "Our government will continue to provide a competitive environment to accelerate our economic growth in communities across the province."

All-time employment records were hit in May 2022, including overall employment (587,000), female employment (272,300), off-reserve Indigenous employment (65,800), and off-reserve Indigenous full-time employment (54,100).

The provincial government reports food services went up 6,400 jobs, construction up 5,400 jobs, and healthcare along with social assistance up 4,700 jobs. Over the same period, the private sector was up 8,100 jobs (+2.5 percent), female employment increased by 9,000 jobs (+3.4 percent), and youth (aged 15-24) employment was up by 4,700 jobs (+5.9 percent).

In May of 2022, Saskatchewan’s seasonally adjusted employment of 578,100 went beyond its pre-COVID February 2020 employment level of 574,100. 

A release from the Provincial Government states, “A recent report from the Conference Board of Canada projects that Saskatchewan's economy will lead the country with real GDP growth of 7.9 per cent in 2022, well above the national average of 4.0 per cent.”