A recently released 12-month survey found expectation differences between employers and job seekers as the region attempts to fill 8,400 jobs over the next 5 years.
I tracked employment data for the year leading up to the COVID-19 lockdown this past spring, including before and after the UCP cut corporate taxes last summer.
According to the announcements, the two initiatives would collectively support about 4,000 jobs.
During the pandemic, the public sector lost 3.5 times as many jobs as the private sector, proportionately speaking.
Just as I predicted.
Coincidentally, the government has reduced Agriculture & Forestry salaries by nearly $100 million over the last 5 years.
Last week, Innovative Research Group published the results of a recent study they conducted into how COVID-19 has affected marginalized populations in Canada.
While researching data for my recent story on labour productivity in Lethbridge, I came across a dataset regarding wages in Alberta. I found some of it interesting and thought I’d share some of it with you.
Earlier this month, Statistics Canada released the annual statistics for labour force characteristics by industry. I went through them to see which industries employ the most people in Alberta.
For decades, the proportion of Canada’s total jobs that unionized jobs made up has been shrinking.