Labour Market Review
• From March to April 2016, total employment was virtually unchanged (+1,200), as gains in full-time (+4,600) were offset by losses in part-time (-3,400).
• Calgary’s unemployment rate was 8.6 per cent in April, second highest among major economic regions. Calgarians receiving EI benefits in February increased by 90.9 per cent to 21,610, from 11,320 a year ago.
• Average hourly wage inflation was 3.8 per cent in April, down from 4.7 per cent the same time last year. The total weekly wage bill edged down by $9.2 million, indicating a weakening in purchasing power in Calgary CMA.
• Labour Market Special Report 2: Economic Growth and Diversification
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