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Alberta lost 34,200 private sector jobs in January

I finally had a chance to look through the January Labour Market Notes regarding the labour market in Alberta, which, incidentally, is titled, “Weak start to 2020”.

I finally had a chance to look through the January Labour Market Notes regarding the labour market in Alberta, which, incidentally, is titled, “Weak start to 2020”. You could replace “2020” with “UCP’s first term”, and it’d probably be more accurate.

Anyhow, here are some highlights:

  • Alberta lost 18,800 jobs in January.
  • The private sector lost 34,200 jobs last month.
  • There were 15,200 fewer part-time jobs and 3,600 fewer full-time jobs
  • Unemployment rose to 7.3%
  • Participation rate fell to 70.3%, which means fewer people unemployed *and* fewer actively looking for work.

You can read the entire report here.

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By Kim Siever

I live in Lethbridge with my spouse and 5 of our 6 children. I’m a writer, focusing on political news, social issues, and the occasional poem. My politics are radically left. I recently finished writing a book debunking several capitalism myths. My newest book writing project is on the labour history of Lethbridge.

I’m also dichotomally Mormon. And I’m a functional vegetarian: I have a blog post about that somewhere around here. My pronouns are he/him, and I’m queer.

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