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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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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 appoint 19 people to Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission

And very few of them seem to have labour experience.

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Alberta lays off 80 workers as they privatize driver exams

Earlier this week, Ric McIver, the minister of transportation, announced that by the end of the year, Albertans will be able to book road tests with local registry agents. Starting 1 December 2020, those needing to book passenger vehicle road tests can do so through local registry agents for tests to be conducted after 5 […]

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Invest in workers instead of tax breaks to attract employers

Don’t convince companies to move here through financial incentives. Convince them by having the best workers.

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Alberta has more rich people than any other province in Canada

Over 15% of those receiving income in Alberta make over $100,000 a year, the highest in the country.

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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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Wages of non-union Canadian workers increasing faster than union wages

In fact, union wages are increasing at slower rate now than they were a decade ago.

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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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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.