“Today’s job numbers from Statistics Canada show that while there is still a lot of work to be done, Alberta is on the path to recovery.

“With five consecutive months of growth, the addition of 23,400 jobs in October means that our province has now recovered 258,400 jobs that were lost during the pandemic. The majority of these jobs were full time.

“Alberta’s unemployment rate has fallen four months in a row, dropped by a full percentage point in October and is down almost five per cent from its peak.

“Alberta’s Recovery Plan is a bold vision to create jobs, diversify our economy, and build a better future for our province. In the weeks and months to come, our government will continue our tireless work to ensure that we are creating the best conditions to get Albertans back to work.”

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