Most of them were in oil and gas.
November and December were the only months since May when Alberta saw losses in full-time jobs, a combined 95,300.
That’s despite a promise by Jason Kenney in 2019 for no changes to the current personal income tax system.
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.
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.
Rachel Notley was responsible for 0.7% of them.
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.
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.
The employment rate is still 4.4 points lower than what it was prior to the pandemic, the largest gap in the country.
During the pandemic, the public sector lost 3.5 times as many jobs as the private sector, proportionately speaking.