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Survey: Disconnect between SW Alberta jobs and job seekers

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.

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Did Alberta’s Job Creation Tax Cut end up creating jobs?

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.

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Federal Liberals announce $5M in funding for Alberta businesses

According to the announcements, the two initiatives would collectively support about 4,000 jobs.

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Alberta lost 20,000 public sector jobs before the pandemic

During the pandemic, the public sector lost 3.5 times as many jobs as the private sector, proportionately speaking.

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UCP cuts 100s of ag jobs days after offloading ag research onto universities

Just as I predicted.

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UCP government to give agriculture research nonprofit $37M annually

Coincidentally, the government has reduced Agriculture & Forestry salaries by nearly $100 million over the last 5 years.

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COVID-19 more likely to affect marginalized communities in Canada

Last week, Innovative Research Group published the results of a recent study they conducted into how COVID-19 has affected marginalized populations in Canada.

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The average Alberta worker made $40.60 an hour in 2019

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.

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The 10 industries that employed the most Albertans in 2019

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.

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Canada’s ever-shrinking unionized workforce

For decades, the proportion of Canada’s total jobs that unionized jobs made up has been shrinking.