Edmonton remains strong, especially compared to the rest of Alberta:

“Edmonton has begun 2016 with modest job gains — 1,000 new jobs in January 2016. Education, service and health-care sectors saw full-time employment gains while manufacturing and construction sectors saw full-time job losses,” says John Rose, the city’s chief economist, in a report issued after the January job data was released. “Overall, the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) has added approximately 27,500 positions year over year, which amounts to 3.7 per cent in annual job growth. Meanwhile, on an annual basis, jobs grew by 0.8 per cent at the national level and fell by 0.8 per cent at the provincial level.”

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