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April 9, 2014
Employment rose by 478,200 in Alberta between 2003 and 2013 or by 27.6%, by far the highest provincial growth rate. The construction sector created the largest number of new jobs over that period as a result of surging construction spending, especially in the oil sands.
February 14, 2013
According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, employment rose 55,500 in Alberta in 2012 or by 2.7% from 2011, the highest provincial growth rate. Most of the employment gains were recorded in the Edmonton and Calgary regions. Alberta’s unemployment rate fell to a four-year low of 4.6%.