Saskatchewan back with Canada's lowest jobless rate

Saskatchewan is once again Canada's champ for low unemployment, Statistics Canada says.

Saskatchewan Party says job growth is strong , NDP says it's mostly part-time

According to Statistics Canada, the number of people employed in Saskatchewan was up 6,000 in November compared to the same time last year. (CBC)

Saskatchewan is once again Canada's champ for low unemployment, Statistics Canada says.

In its November labour force survey, released on Friday, the federal statistics agency reported that Saskatchewan had a unemployment rate of 5.5 per cent (down 0.1 percentage points from October).

That returns Saskatchewan to its traditional spot of lowest rate of the 10 provinces, bumping Manitoba out after a month in that position.

There were 579,700 people working in Saskatchewan last month, up 6,000 from November 2014.
All figures are seasonally adjusted.

The Saskatchewan Party government said it's good news that the economy is generating additional jobs despite a weak energy sector.

However, the New Democrats say the news is not that impressive, because it's mostly part-time jobs that are being generated, not full-time jobs.