More people in Saskatchewan are working now compared to this time last year, according to Statistics Canada.
Statistics indicate there were 525,800 people working in Saskatchewan in October 2010 — a record for the month of October and an overall increase of 5,200 compared to the same month in 2009.
"Saskatchewan's growth agenda is yielding real benefits for our province's citizens," Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister Rob Norris said.
"We've never seen so many people working in October, and our workers are earning more than they ever have."
Norris also pointed out more than 11,300 full-time positions were created in Saskatchewan's private sector over the past year.
"That speaks to the quality of employment opportunities that we see in the province," he said.
"Obviously, a second number that caught our attention [is] more than 11,000 jobs that have been created by the private sector year-over-year. These are sustainable, quality jobs that are reflective of the robust nature of what's going on in Saskatchewan."
Norris also pointed out that for the sixth consecutive month, First Nations and Métis numbers saw a year-over-year increase with employment up 6.7 per cent.