The employment picture in Alberta has been fairly stable in recent months.
19,000 full-time jobs were created in the province last month offsetting part time job losses of 18,000.
In February, the unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percentage points to 8.3%, in Alberta as fewer people searched for work.
Calgary’s rate also dropped from 9.8 to 9.4 per cent.
Meanwhile Canada’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than two years in February. Fewer people were looking for work and more than 15,000 jobs were added nationally.
Statistics Canada says the jobless rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 6.6 per cent last month, matching the January 2015 rate.
Economists had projected a gain of 2,500 jobs, nationwide.
The StatsCan report found most of the February job gains came from full time work, offset by a decline in the number of people working part time.
It said an estimated 105,000 more people found full time employment last month while part time positions dropped by 90,000.
Here’s a look at some key stats from February with previous month in brackets:
- Unemployment rate: 6.6 per cent (6.8)
- Employment rate: 61.4 per cent (unchanged)
- Number unemployed: 1,286,100 (1,324,400)
- Number working: 18,288,600 (18,273,300)
- Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 12.4 per cent (13.3)
- Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.9 per cent (6.0)
- Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.2 per cent (5.3)