Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism Tanya Fir issued the following statement on Alberta’s October job numbers:
“Job numbers can fluctuate widely month to month. Nevertheless, today’s latest data from Statistics Canada is encouraging, with 14,400 full-time jobs in October and growth of 20,600 in the private sector.
“Yet with an inherited fiscal mess from the previous government and challenges from Ottawa, we know there is much more to do to get Alberta back on track.
“Far too many Albertans are still looking for work. Our government will continue to work tirelessly to get Alberta back on track.”