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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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UCP hiking personal income tax by $200M in 2021

That’s despite a promise by Jason Kenney in 2019 for no changes to the current personal income tax system.

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Canada Pension Plan deductions going up as of tomorrow

Employees and employer will pay up to $268.45 more in 2021 than they did in 2020, and self-employed workers will pay up to $536.90 more.

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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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Nearly 50,000 Albertans participated in work stoppages since 2000

Rachel Notley was responsible for 0.7% of them.

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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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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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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.