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November 2015
Labour Market Review

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• Month-over-month, total employment decreased by 8,700 positions in the CER, among them 5,000 were in the Service-producing industries and 3,700 were in the Goods-producing sector. Unemployment rate was 6.7 per cent in the CER, compared to 6.1 per cent in Alberta and 6.4 per cent in Canada.

• Year-over-year, total employment increased 5,500, all in the service-producing sector (+21,200). The biggest winners were Health Care and Social Assistance (+9,800), Accommodation and Food Services (+9,600), and Retail Trade (+8,200) industries, where an aging population continues to drive the growth in demand for health services and a weak Canadian dollar served to attract tourists to the Rocky Mountain region.

• Calgary’s average weekly wage rate was $30.17 per hour, up $0.59 from $29.58 in November 2014. The wage inflation rate was 2.0 per cent, decelerating from 2.6 per cent for the same time last year.

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