Labour Market Review
Year end review: In 2015, the labour market in the Calgary Economic Region (CER) gained 22,200 in total employment, 13,700 of them in full-time positions and 8,600 in part-time. The industries that added the most jobs were Health care and social assistance (+16,000), Transportation and warehousing (+9,200) and Trade (+6,000) and Information, culture and recreation (+6,000). The industries that saw the most job cuts were Construction (-8,900), Professional, scientific and technical services (-7,100), and Mining, oil and gas (-5,500).
This month highlights: The seasonally unadjusted 3-month-moving-average for the CER in December 2015 was as follows:
• Month-over-month, total employment decreased by 10,000 positions; Job losses in full-time (-11,500) were partially offset by part-time job gains (+1,600). Unemployment rate was 6.8 per cent in the CER, compared to 6.4 per cent in Alberta and 6.5 per cent in Canada.
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