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Oct jobs increase Alberta’s 2nd lowest since economy reopened

The employment rate is still 4.4 points lower than what it was prior to the pandemic, the largest gap in the country.

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Bankruptcies hit record low in Canada during pandemic

It seems that banks and other creditors providing deferral periods for their clients actually worked. And a federal benefit probably helped, too.

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Alberta’s unemployment rate second highest in Canada

Alberta gained 9,700 jobs last month—it’s smallest increase since the pandemic began—but the forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas sector lost 9,100.

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Increasing minimum wage doesn’t increase unemployment in Alberta

I combed minimum wage and unemployment data going back to 1976 and found no correlation between the two.

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Alberta’s oil & gas sector lost thousands of jobs in August

Alberta gained 9,700 jobs last month—it’s smallest increase since the pandemic began—but the forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas sector lost 9,100.

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A year after the Job Creation Tax Cut, Alberta has over 200,000 fewer full-time jobs

And that’s despite increases over the last two months. Even if you ignore job losses during the pandemic, we’re still short 52,600 full-time jobs.

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In June, Alberta recovered only a third of its pandemic job losses

The Alberta government released their June 2020 job numbers last week, and for the second month in a row, job numbers are up. But we still have a long way to go.

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Alberta lost over 300,000 full-time jobs since July

The Alberta government released their May 2020 job numbers last week, and for the first time since February, job numbers are up. But we still have a long way to go.

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Alberta lost nearly a quarter million jobs in April

The Alberta government released their April 2020 job numbers yesterday, and—unsurprisingly—they don’t look good. Last month, Alberta lost over 243,800 jobs: 61,300 part-time jobs and 182,500 full-time jobs. This set a new record, beating out the previous record of 117,100 jobs, which was set just the month before.

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Alberta lost a record 117,000 jobs in March

The Alberta government released their March 2020 job numbers yesterday, and—unsurprisingly—they don’t look good. Last month, Alberta lost over 117,000 jobs: 73,600 part-time jobs and 43,500 full-time jobs.