“Alberta is growing. In the second quarter, we saw almost 35,000 people move to our province, including almost 10,000 from other provinces and territories. An additional 10,800 jobs once again means that more Albertans and Alberta families are receiving regular paycheques.
“While Alberta’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.5 per cent, both our employment and participation rates increased and remain the highest in the country at 65.2 per cent and 69 per cent, respectively. We know that Albertans are hard-working and these numbers are clear proof of that. More Albertans are looking for work and more of them are working than anywhere else in Canada.
“Alberta is hiring across all sectors in an increasingly diversified economy. We will continue to focus on economic growth and diversification, creating good jobs and making life more affordable for all Albertans.”