Despite Alberta gaining nearly 11,000 new full-time jobs last month, Alberta had the highest unemployment rate outside Atlantic Canada.
Despite Alberta gaining over 20,000 new jobs last month, we also gained over 33,000 new job seekers, which means roughly 13,000 of them didn’t get a job. And that’s just the new ones.
Alberta jobless rate 4th highest in Canada
Alberta’s unemployment rate was lower than just 3 other provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador (10.1%), New Brunswick (8.1%), and Nova Scotia (6.7%).
15,000 Albertans lost their job last month
Alberta lost 10,000 full-time jobs overall in November, nearly wiping out the 14,000 full-time jobs they gained the previous month.
Alberta gained 14,000 full-time jobs overall, but that was barely enough to cover the loss of 13,100 seen in August.
Alberta has lost over 32,000 full-time jobs in just two months.
That number increases to 25,000 if you look at just full-time workers who are women.
Inflation has increased at 6 times the rate that the average hourly wage in Alberta has.
Alberta gained 300 jobs last month
Full-time jobs make up a smaller percentage of total jobs than 3 years ago, and so full-time wages have dropped for 3 months.
Full-time jobs were down, and so were full-time wages.