Edmonton loses 5,400 jobs in overall 14,000 July loss for Alberta

Following an increase in June, employment in Alberta declined by 14,000 jobs in July and a large bulk of them were 5,400 part time jobs in the metro Edmonton region, according to numbers released Friday by Statistics Canada. “The numbers…

Edmonton loses 600 jobs, Calgary sees major gains as oil sector begins to awaken

Between May and June, Edmonton lost 600 job,s according to the latest labour force figures from Statistics Canada. And in Alberta, we’re also starting to see a shift. What’s happening in Calgary is seen as a foreshadow to what we…

Alberta’s unemployment rate climbs to 6.8% to start 2019

Alberta shed jobs for a second-straight month and saw its jobless rate rise in January, according to Statistics Canada’s most recent numbers. The agency’s latest labour force survey showed Alberta’s unemployment rate rose to 6.8 per cent in January from…

Alberta added 24,000 jobs in November, provincial unemployment drops to 6.3%: Statistics Canada

Alberta and Quebec led the way in job growth last month, according to the latest unemployment report from Statistics Canada. In Alberta, employment rose by 24,000 jobs in November, boosted by gains in full-time work. At the same time, the…