City official doesn’t buy bleak job figures

An overall loss of 14,000 jobs for Hatters has been the effect of the 2008 economic downturn on the Gas City at least according to the Conference Board of Canada’s first-ever report on mid-sized cities.

“Ultimately it’s fairly accurate of the economic conditions of an area,” said Greg Sutherland, economist with the the independent not-for-profit research organization that published the Mid-Sized Cities Outlook 2013.

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