Alberta’s job vacancy rate sat at 1.5 per cent in the second quarter, and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says that’s a record low for the last 12 years it’s been collecting the data.
The new number comes from the CFIB’s Help Wanted report.
Nationally the vacancy rate help steady at 2.4 per cent between April and June.
The CFIB says there were 4,300 fewer positions available in Alberta compared to the first quarter of the year. It’s a sharp shift from Q2 of 2014 when over 66,000 positions went unfilled in Alberta when we had a job vacancy rate of 3.8 per cent.
The CFIB continues to demand the Alberta government lower taxes for business, defer the $15 minimum wage and admit now is not the time for a carbon tax.