Alberta job loss numbers worst in six years

Alberta job loss numbers worst in six years by Mike Tarasko Posted Oct 30, 2015 7:37 am MDT (Stock photo: Thinkstock) It’s been the worst year for job losses in the province since 2009.According to Statistics Canada, 63,500 jobs were sliced from January through August of 2015.Back in the global recession of 2009, 72,500 jobs were lost in the same time period.It’s not just job cuts affecting Albertans: pay is also on the decline.Average salaries have dropped 2.6 per cent in the past year to $1,129 a week — that’s the steepest decline among all the provinces and territories. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email