http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Alberta unemployment rate second lowest Canada


petros
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Saskatchewan the lowest at 4.0%. Why not just say Saskatchewan Has The Lowest unemployment Rate In Canada?

Must be a tough pill to swallow for Calgary Herald writers?

CALGARY — Alberta’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in January at 4.5 per cent, second lowest in the country behind Saskatchewan’s 4.0 per cent, according to Statistics Canada.

The federal agency reported Friday that Alberta saw an employment gain of 9,700 positions from December, up 0.4 per cent. On a year-over-year basis, employment in the province has grown by 1.9 per cent or 41,100 positions.

In the Calgary census metropolitan area, the unemployment rate rose from 4.6 per cent in December to 4.9 per cent in January. There were 1,700 jobs created, up 0.2 per cent. Year-over-year, 23,300 jobs were created in the region for an increase in employment of 3.2 per cent.

Nationally, following two months of gains, employment decreased slightly in January by 22,000. A decline in the number of people looking for work pushed the unemployment rate down 0.1 percentage points to 7.0 per cent.

Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased by 1.6 per cent or 286,000, all in full-time work.

Douglas Porter, chief economist with BMO Capital Markets, said Canadian employment fell in January after a five-month stretch of surprisingly powerful gains.

“Combined with the steep drop in housing starts as well as the still-wide trade deficit, the jobs report rounds out a day of infamy for Canadian economic stats,” said Porter. “To some extent, the drop in jobs appears to be a payback for the surprising strength in the second half of last year, and would normally be little cause for concern. However, with housing softening notably, and consumers and governments not in much mood, or ability, to spend, the economy will need a major helping hand from a stronger U.S. performance in the year ahead to help generate renewed job gains.”

Sonya Gulati, senior economist with TD Economics, said the the Canadian job market started 2013 on a sour note.
“The contraction seen this month is not the beginning of a new year - the recent pace of job creation was running too fast given economic growth,” she said.

“The Canadian job market fizzled to start the New Year. This should not have been a surprise to anyone. Labour market data in Canada are notoriously volatile and it is hard to infer trends even with a few months under your belt. If we use economic momentum and indicators as our gauge, job creation should come in around 10,000-20,000 in the next few months.”

mtoneguzzi@calgaryherald.com


Read more: Alberta unemployment rate of 4.5% second lowest in Canada
 
karrie
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Saskatchewan the lowest at 4.0%. Why not just say Saskatchewan Has The Lowest unemployment Rate In Canada?

Must be a tough pill to swallow for Calgary Herald writers?

Why would Calgarians want an article catching them up on the unemployment rates of Saskatchewan? The point of the article is to catch them up on unemployment in Alberta. It's currently the second lowest in Canada.
 
Johnnny
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I guess the Hurtin Albertans are the "Half Full" kind of folk
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post

Why would Calgarians want an article catching them up on the unemployment rates of Saskatchewan? The point of the article is to catch them up on unemployment in Alberta. It's currently the second lowest in Canada.

See above. Johnny nailed it.
 
karrie
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No, I think you're a bit out to lunch.
 
petros
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Still an hour and a half until lunch.
 
bill barilko
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Try finding a Vancouver weather forecast in Calgary media-it's something they don't like to mention.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

Try finding a Vancouver weather forecast in Calgary media-it's something they don't like to mention.

They don't like 11 months of rain in Calgary so why make mention?
 
karrie
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lol! That's priceless.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

They don't like 11 months of rain in Calgary so why make mention?

11 months of ice is better?
 
petros
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Fvck yeah. it's not wet, dark, gloomy and without sunshine and it's only 5 months not 11.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Fvck yeah. it's not wet, dark, gloomy and without sunshine and it's only 5 months not 11.

If we have 11 days of frost everyone complains about the coming ice age. 5 months is out of the question. Besides you don't have to shovel rain.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Besides you don't have to shovel rain.

And I don't have to pump snow so I don't lose my house foundation.
 
karrie
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What's with Vancourverites and their insecurity? Why do they think everyone has to want their weather? Why is it even an issue in this thread? It makes no sense.
 
Johnnny
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You guys should hear the folks in Toronto complains about the snow theyre getting right now.... LOL

What do you expect??? If you move here from a warmer area, your going to buckle under the weight of nature

You all want sudbury weather...

Every day is windy and we have some of the widest temperature ranges in the country

They lied to you at the docks, It aint sub tropical here!!!!!
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post

What's with Vancourverites and their insecurity?

When it's all you have going for you...
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Alberta unemployment rate of 4.5% second lowest in Canada

Saskatchewan the lowest at 4.0%. Why not just say Saskatchewan Has The Lowest unemployment Rate In Canada?

hehe Because it's the Calgary Herald and not SK's Star Phoenix perhaps?
 
petros
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I don't read the Star Pheonix, that is Saskatoon. There was no mention of being #1 in today's Regina Leader-Post
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

Try finding a Vancouver weather forecast in Calgary media-it's something they don't like to mention.

WTF does that have to do with anything in this thread?

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

I don't read the Star Pheonix, that is Saskatoon. There was no mention of being #1 in today's Regina Leader-Post

Perhaps you should look in the weather reports in The Va. Sun or Province for that info then?
 
petros
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Why? it's Feb. Vancouver's weather will be 6C and wet. It's a given.
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Why? it's Feb. Vancouver's weather will be 6C and wet. It's a given.

But the way this thread is going, Van weather reports should carry SK employment status, too.
 
karrie
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

I don't read the Star Pheonix, that is Saskatoon. There was no mention of being #1 in today's Regina Leader-Post


Well if a journalist decided to write an article on provincial unemployment stats for Sask, do you think they'd lead with other province's stats? Or Sasks?

It's not about declaring a winner, it's about being pertinent to the province you're discussing and publishing in.
 
L Gilbert
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Let me see, employment stats for Yakutsk, RU published by the Curacao Chronicle's crossword editor. Makes sense to me. lol
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by L Gilbert View Post

WTF does that have to do with anything in this thread?

It speaks to the chronic small mindedness, parochialism and chauvinism replete in Alberta's media-which is incidentally the subject of this thread.

You're Welcome.
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

It speaks to the chronic small mindedness, parochialism and chauvinism replete in Alberta's media

Ah. Thanks.
Quote:

-which is incidentally the subject of this thread.

Funny, I thought the topic was the employment rate in AB, posted in the Calgary Herald's business section.

Quote:

You're Welcome.

I know.
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by L Gilbert View Post

....I thought the topic was the employment rate in AB, posted in the Calgary Herald's business section....

FYI-Deliberately misunderstanding other's posts adds nothing to the board.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

I guess the Hurtin Albertans are the "Half Full" kind of folk


Corb Lund - Truck Got Stuck - YouTube

This might answer a few questions for you... Corb Lund and the Hurtin Albertans
 
wulfie68
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

It speaks to the chronic small mindedness, parochialism and chauvinism replete in Alberta's media-which is incidentally the subject of this thread.

You're Welcome.

This is rich coming from anyone in BC's lower mainland. Hell, most of your media don't even acknowledge the Okanagan, never mind the northern interior of the province, or points beyond, save Ottawa when they're on an anti-Harper rant.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by wulfie68 View Post

This is rich coming from anyone in BC's lower mainland. Hell, most of your media don't even acknowledge the Okanagan, never mind the northern interior of the province, or points beyond, save Ottawa when they're on an anti-Harper rant.


No doubt... Now factor-in the child-like mentality of the population at large in Bill's city of residence and you get a strong understanding of the motivations behind the comments.

In fact, if memory serves, wasn't the VSE considered the most corrupt exchange on the planet and allowed to be such due to the myopic, irresponsible and narrow-mindedness of the gvt, media and people of BC?
 

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