Strong job growth in Saskatchewan continued in July.

Job numbers released by Stats Canada for July show the province added 24,400 jobs, which is an increase of 4.4 percent compared to July 2021, and the third highest increase among the provinces.

All of this growth was in full time jobs.

Also in July Saskatchewan's unemployment rate of 4.0 per cent remained the second lowest among the provinces, a decrease from 7.1 per cent in July 2021 and well below the national average of 4.9 per cent, seasonally adjusted.

Major year over year employment gains were reported for accommodation and food services, up 8,300 jobs, health care and social assistance, up 5,700 jobs, and educational services up 4,300 jobs.

In July 2022 Saskatchewan's seasonally adjusted employment of 576,200 had recovered 100.4 per cent from pre-COVID February 2020 employment levels.

Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said low unemployment rates, combined with strong job creation numbers seen over the last year will lead to further economic growth and prosperity that will benefit everyone province-wide.