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Increasing wages in Alberta doesn’t lead to higher inflation

Or more specifically, there is far more at play regarding inflation than just wages.

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Alberta’s gender wage gap highest in Canada

Employment statistics recently released by Stats Canada showed that Alberta men made nearly $6 more an hour than women in November 2021.

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Business investment in Alberta 3rd lowest in 15 years

During the UCP’s first 2 years in Alberta, business investment hit both its lowest level and 3rd lowest level in 15 years.

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Alberta gains 20,000 part-time jobs, loses 4,000 full-time jobs

Alberta has the highest unemployment rate outside of Atlantic Canada, and it hasn’t decreased despite there being more people working.

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Alberta had lowest household income growth in Canada since 2015

In the last 5 years, disposable income among Alberta households grew by less than 3%, the lowest rate in Canada.

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Alberta postsecondary staff have been receiving smaller wage increases for years

Earlier this month, the Alberta government published the collective agreement wage tables, effective as of October 2021. The monthly update shows the wage increases for post-secondary academic and non-academic employees, as negotiated in bargaining sessions between employee groups and the postsecondary institutions where they worked. The data dates back to 2006. I’m going to focus […]

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New report claims living wage for Lethbridge family of 4 is $15 an hour

Alberta Living Wage Network calculated that a Lethbridge family of 4 could cover their living needs if both parents were working full-time and making $15 an hour.

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New poll shows 1 in 3 Albertans aren’t paid enough to cover their bills

Alberta consumers are most likely to say that it’s becoming more expensive to feed themselves or their families.

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Debunked: Alberta minimum wage workers aren’t mostly teens

Since 2011, the Alberta government has been publishing the “Alberta minimum wage profile”, a summary of the demographic information regarding those whose average hourly earnings are at or below minimum wage. This past June, the government added the minimum wage profile for workers during the period between October 2019 and September 2020. This was the […]

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16,000 fewer women working in Alberta last month

Alberta has the highest unemployment rate outside of Atlantic Canada