Alberta economic snapshot for February 9, 2013

CALGARY, AB, Feb. 9, 2013/ Troy Media/ – The monthly Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada is a closely watched gauge of how well the economy is performing, and yesterday’s report did not disappoint in Alberta.

After a one-month pullback in December, the provincial job market rebounded with a gain of 9,700 new positions in January (seasonally adjusted). Even better, almost all of these (8,600) were in full-time positions. Because more people entered the workforce – many of them new arrivals from other provinces – the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.5 per cent.

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