Saskatchewan was the only province with net decrease of full-time jobs in 2022
REGINA - Today, Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck and Jobs and Economy Critic Aleana Young called on Scott Moe’s Sask. Party government to make a jobs plan that addresses Saskatchewan’s worst-in-the-nation jobs record in 2022.
“Saskatchewan was the only province to end 2022 with fewer full-time jobs than we had in January. We need to have a serious conversation about the Sask. Party’s record when it comes to job growth in our province,” said Beck. “Everywhere I go, people say they want a government that works night and day to sell our story of Saskatchewan to investors and create good, mortgage-paying jobs.”
In Saskatchewan, total employment increased by only 1.1% from January 2022 to December 2022, the worst job growth rate in Canada. Saskatchewan was also the only province to see a net decrease of full-time jobs in 2022, losing 1,000 jobs. Over the last ten years, Saskatchewan has trailed every other province in terms of full-time job growth, barring Newfoundland and Labrador.
“The Sask. Party government has no plan to create good jobs - apart from hiring a bunch of costly and redundant tax collectors that will just make filing more complicated for business owners,” said Young. “If we want to attract skilled workers and keep people from leaving the province, we need a real plan to make good, mortgage paying jobs that people can be proud of.”