Today at 8:30am Eastern Stats Can released the January 2009 Labour Force Survey. Apparently Canada’s lost 129,000 jobs (or so). Where did we lose them?
But there’s a story, and Alberta’s the real winner, followed closely be Saskatchewan.
The number of Albertans employed grew by 1.3% year over year. Saskatchewan grew by over 3% because the smaller numbers make the % larger.
The number of unemployed grew by far less in Alberta.
And the employment rate remained constant in Alberta, growing slightly in Saskatchewan.
Unemployment remains lowest in the west, although BC is trying hard to screw it up.
And Alberta still leads the country in Labour Force Participation, growing by another 0.2%.
And people wonder why I choose to invest in Alberta.
Remember, you can get these charts and some summary stats on my Google Spreadsheet.