For the ninth straight month, Saskatchewan saw a year-over-year increase in employment.

From April 2018 to April of this year, employment increased by 14,200 people.

The unemployment rate was 5.7 percent last month, down from 6.5 percent in April 2018.

That rate was the fourth lowest in the country below the national average of 6.1 percent.

There were 1,600 more jobs from March 2019, the fifth highest percentage gain among provinces.

Saskatchewan had record high levels for the labour force, employment, full-time employment, and male and female employment for the month of April.

Despite a decrease in the unemployment rate in the province, the Swift Current and Moose Jaw regions saw an increase in the unemployment rate, as it jumped from 4.6 in April of 2018 and from March of this year to 5.6 for the month of April.

Despite the one percent increase, the region had the second lowest unemployment rate in Saskatchewan.