Alberta small business confidence sees sharp drop in November

CALGARY — Optimism levels among Alberta’s small business owners took a sharp fall in November as concerns over the shortage of skilled labour jumped, according to the latest Business Barometer report released Wednesday by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

The CFIB said the barometer dropped by 3.9 points and the index sits at 68.3 for Alberta, meaning most of the gains made since the summer have been wiped out.

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