Alberta added 24,000 jobs in November, provincial unemployment drops to 6.3%: Statistics Canada
|globalnews.ca 07 Dec 2018 at 08:51|
Calgary’s jobless rate fell from 8.2 per cent to 7.9 per cent, while Edmonton’s unemployment figure dropped to 6.2 per cent from 6.3 per cent.
Nationally, over 94,000 jobs were created last month, knocking the unemployment rate down to 5.6 per cent, its lowest level since Statistics Canada started measuring the jobless rate more than 40 years ago.
The report also found that year-over-year average hourly wage growth continues to decline, dropping to just 1.46 per cent in November, now well below inflation.