Glut of job vacancies in Alberta; 52,800 vacancies – supports home prices

This is more great news and  more data on why people will continue to move to Alberta and need places to live thereby supporting home prices.

Mark Herman

Job vacancies in Alberta outstrip available labour

Province led the nation in employment opportunities in September

CBC News Posted: Dec 30, 2013 5:50 AM MT Last Updated: Dec 30, 2013 5:50 AM MT

Alberta employers have more job openings than there are job seekers to fill them.

Alberta continued to be the best place in the country for job-seekers in the fall of 2013.

Businesses in the province reported 52,800 vacant jobs in the month of September. Statistics Canada says that is fewer than the previous year, but still the highest number in the country.

Bruce Graham, the CEO of Calgary Economic Development, said the city is experiencing its lowest unemployment rate since the recession of 2008.

“We’re still considered very much a bright spot in the economic landscape of North America.”

Graham said employers are having difficulty recruiting workers.

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