Compared to people in other provinces, Albertans are more likely to experience long spells of unemployment.
Since July 2014, employment in Alberta’s government sector grew by 78,733 employees—a 21.5 per cent increase.
Four CMAs saw their employment shrink, and they were all in Ontario.
Over the past three years, Alberta’s average annual total job growth was a meagre 0.6 per cent.
More big deficits of $9.7 billion and $7.2 billion are projected for the next two years.