Alberta employment continues to rise

CALGARY — Employment continued to rise in Alberta in February keeping the province’s unemployment rate at 4.5 per cent — the second lowest in the country behind Saskatchewan’s 3.8 per cent.

Statistics Canada reported Friday that 4,200 new jobs were created in Alberta during the month which was up 0.2 per cent from the previous month. Year-over-year, there were 52,900 new jobs created in the province, up 2.5 per cent.

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