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.
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.
This past May, the University of Lethbridge president and Local 053 of the Alberta Union of Public Employees signed a letter of understanding that set the parameters of definite layoff for unionized university support staff. The letter has an expiration date of 1 November 2020. A major part of the LOU was modifying section 31.3 […]
And that’s despite increases over the last two months. Even if you ignore job losses during the pandemic, we’re still short 52,600 full-time jobs.
The Alberta government released their June 2020 job numbers last week, and for the second month in a row, job numbers are up. But we still have a long way to go.
Earlier this week, Michels Canada announced that TC Energy had selected it to construct 260 km worth of the Alberta portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. I want to address a few things in the announcement.
The Alberta government released their May 2020 job numbers last week, and for the first time since February, job numbers are up. But we still have a long way to go.
How a company responds to productivity increases determines how much they care about worker welfare.
The Alberta government released their April 2020 job numbers yesterday, and—unsurprisingly—they don’t look good. Last month, Alberta lost over 243,800 jobs: 61,300 part-time jobs and 182,500 full-time jobs. This set a new record, beating out the previous record of 117,100 jobs, which was set just the month before.
You’ve probably heard people—sometimes even politicians—claim that giving businesses tax breaks creates jobs. Here’s why that’s a myth.