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NDP minimum wage increases didn’t raise youth unemployment

Minimum wage increases between 2015 and 2019 didn’t raise unemployment among youth. Nor did they going back to 1976.

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Alberta lost nearly 100,000 full-time jobs in Nov & Dec

November and December were the only months since May when Alberta saw losses in full-time jobs, a combined 95,300.

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Alberta lost over 40,000 full-time jobs last month

Part-time jobs were up, however, which brings the net job losses to just under 11,000. This is the first month of job losses since May.

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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.