Providing income support to workers and businesses involves large increases in government expenditures.
Michigan replaced its complex business tax with a flat corporate income tax of 6 per cent.
A government that favours employment should encourage the labour market to work as efficiently as possible.
Compared to people in other provinces, Albertans are more likely to experience long spells of unemployment.
Between 2004 and 2014, Alberta created more than 350,000 jobs.
Since July 2014, employment in Alberta’s government sector grew by 78,733 employees—a 21.5 per cent increase.
Ontario raised its minimum wage by 21 per cent—from $11.60 to $14 per hour.
Employment growth has been lopsided, with the GTA and adjacent areas reaping most of the benefits.