The Globe and Mail title Alberta jobs market in limbo article Alberta’s jobs market is in flux, with the province’s unemployment rate hovering around 4 per cent, but the province is facing a growing number of job losses due to automation.
The number of jobs in the province fell by 10,000 in September from a year earlier.
The province also reported its biggest drop in jobs since the recession began in 2008.
Alberta’s unemployment was 4.2 per cent in September, down from 4.7 per cent a year ago.
Employment in Alberta’s mining sector also suffered from automation.
The sector is responsible for nearly one-third of the province`s mining output.