Almost 34,000 positions unfilled in Alberta as job vacancy rate rises
Source: CBC News
Employers are having a hard time filling jobs in Alberta, which could be another of sign of economic recovery in the province, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
In the third quarter of 2017, there were 33,900 unfilled jobs in Alberta, according to the CFIB Help Wanted Report.
That translates to a 2.2 per cent vacancy rate — the proportion of unfilled jobs relative to all jobs available in the private sector, CFIB said in a release.
In the second quarter of 2017, there were 28,500 unfilled jobs and a job vacancy rate of 1.8 per cent.