The outlook for employment growth in Calgary remains strong with a good lift in full time employment. The Alberta unemployment was an amazing 4.4% and Calgary’s was a healthy 4.7%. Across the province 3,600 full time jobs were created in September, while part-time employment fell by 1,500 people. Normally, job growth is about 2600 per month.
In Calgary, unemployment fell by 1,700 or 0.2 per cent from the previous month. However, Calgary is up 15,400 jobs or 2.1% from last year. The August Calgary housing report and September economic report were similarly rosy.
The Economic and Jobs Outlook for 2013 and beyond looks excellent too. Calgary and Edmonton are forecast to be the fastest growing CMAs in the country for the next 4 years.…