Last week, the UCP released their latest provincial budget. In this article, I break down where all the revenue is coming from.
The UCP’s final budget of their 4-year term shows a loss of nearly 900 public sector jobs over the last 4 years.
Last year, Alberta’s coal industry saw its lowest production levels in over a decade.
The number of Alberta companies employing workers has been decreasing since the middle of 2015.
In December 2021, Alberta saw more people on EI than every December over the last 20 years, except for two.
A new website published by Alberta’s UCP government made 11 claims about the economy. I fact checked each one.
But we’re still below 2018 levels.
Alberta had the highest unemployment rate in Western Canada in January 2022 and the only Western province with unemployment still over 6%.
But that’s probably because there were still 227,000 more people unemployed in October 2021 than there were two years prior, before the pandemic.
On average, wages for all Alberta workers are up by more than $35 a week. But most of that increase is with salaried workers.