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Alberta had lowest household income growth in Canada since 2015

In the last 5 years, disposable income among Alberta households grew by less than 3%, the lowest rate in Canada.

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Alberta postsecondary staff have been receiving smaller wage increases for years

Earlier this month, the Alberta government published the collective agreement wage tables, effective as of October 2021. The monthly update shows the wage increases for post-secondary academic and non-academic employees, as negotiated in bargaining sessions between employee groups and the postsecondary institutions where they worked. The data dates back to 2006. I’m going to focus […]

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New report claims living wage for Lethbridge family of 4 is $15 an hour

Alberta Living Wage Network calculated that a Lethbridge family of 4 could cover their living needs if both parents were working full-time and making $15 an hour.

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New poll shows 1 in 3 Albertans aren’t paid enough to cover their bills

Alberta consumers are most likely to say that it’s becoming more expensive to feed themselves or their families.

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Debunked: Alberta minimum wage workers aren’t mostly teens

Since 2011, the Alberta government has been publishing the “Alberta minimum wage profile”, a summary of the demographic information regarding those whose average hourly earnings are at or below minimum wage. This past June, the government added the minimum wage profile for workers during the period between October 2019 and September 2020. This was the […]

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16,000 fewer women working in Alberta last month

Alberta has the highest unemployment rate outside of Atlantic Canada

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Debunked: Alberta workers aren’t collecting federal benefits instead of getting a job

If you’ve been following Alberta economic news, you’ve probably heard by now that business owners are complaining about being unable to recruit workers because everyone would rather stay at home receiving federal pandemic benefits instead of get a job. I was curious about the numbers, so I thought I’d take a look at the jobs […]

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University of Lethbridge collective bargaining moves to mediation

After 15 sessions of bargaining with the faculty association, the U of L board of governors has filed for mediation.

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Antivaxxers denied Canada’s new COVID-19 worker benefit

Canada is cutting the worker pandemic benefit by 40%, but workers who refuse to get vaccinated may not be able to get it.

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Alberta’s unemployment rate increases slightly in September

And that’s despite getting over 15,000 more retail jobs!