Saskatchewan's economy is staying strong while the rest of Canada is in the middle of tough economic times.

According to Stats Canada, payroll earnings for Saskatchewan employees were up 0.6 % in September, to $764.93 per week.

Saskatchewan also recorded the third largest year-over-year increase in wages among the provinces with 4.1 % above the national average of 3.3 %.

More people have jobs in Saskatchewan as well. The report showed a 3.1 % increase in payroll jobs in September 2008 compared to the same month last year.