Alberta top labour market in North America: Think-tank

QMI Agency



A new Fraser Institute labour survey turned up no real surprises in finding Alberta and Saskatchewan are leading North America in job creation and growth.

Alberta ranks first and Sasktchewan is second, while Ontario lags behind at 16th place.

The report found Alberta had the highest average total employment out of all the provinces.

"Western Canada continues to dominate North America in terms of labour market performance, leading the country in key areas of employment growth, private-sector job creation, and low unemployment rates," said Amela Karabegovic, Fraser Institute senior economist and co-author of the report.

Karabegovic said the situation in Ontario is "worriesome" due to its population and importance to Canada's economy.

The report compares employment growth, unemployment rates and labour productivity of Canadian provinces and the states in the U.S. from 2007 to last year.


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