Oil downturn hitting Calgary harder than Edmonton job numbers

(Stock photo: Thinkstock) The latest job picture in Alberta is not a good one.New figures from ATB Financial show our province shed 11,000 jobs in October, most of them full-time positions.Again most of the losses were in the resource sector.While the national jobless rate came down a touch to an even seven per cent, Alberta’s rose to 6.6 per cent.The figures also show more people in Calgary than Edmonton are being impacted by the economic downturn, blamed on low commodity prices.Our unemployment rate sits at 6.7 per cent, compared to 6 per cent in the provincial capital. by Posted Nov 6, 2015 11:34 am MDT Oil downturn hitting Calgary harder than Edmonton: job numbers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more