September 08, 2017

Ignore Notley’s spin: Alberta’s “new job” numbers bad news for NDP

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

New Statistics Canada jobs and employment numbers are out for August 2017, and they're bad news for the Alberta NDP. 

The unemployment rate in Edmonton now is the highest in the country at 9.1 per cent. Calgary slips to second place at 8.7 per cent.

The overall unemployment rate in the entire province is up nearly 40 per cent since the NDP formed government.

According to Statistics Canada, 33,500 jobs were added in the province over the last 12 months.

The NDP will sell this number as proof of their ability to grow the economy. But of those 33,500 jobs, only 3,200 were new private sector jobs.

And 20,400 of those new jobs were catagorized as self-employed.

That’s right: Nearly two-thirds of all new jobs were people trying to start their own business, in spite of the NDP.

It's such a typical Albertan response to long-term unemployment. We take care of ourselves and we try to create our own opportunities.

But Trudeau’s new corporate tax changes — changes Rachel Notley has been silent about — will squash new Alberta entrepreneurs and put them back on the unemployment lines.

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commented 2017-09-16 11:17:10 -0400
I hope BC realises what they just voted for , Nah dumb uninformed voters .
commented 2017-09-11 11:21:31 -0400
Did the government of Alberta hire 17,000 self employed individuals, or does someone need to retract an article that would not be worthy of a passing grade in high school?
commented 2017-09-10 02:19:10 -0400
I really though Notley would have abandoned Alberta by now and sought out the federal NDP leadership. Judging by how much time she spent in Ontario two summers ago, attending a multitude of provincial and federal fundraisers for the party, not to mention trumpeting the “Alberta Miracle” where ever she could. But she’s still there and seemingly willing to take all the blows with the coming election.

Many of the senior ministers in her cabinet are heading for the door before the next election. Ceci will be of retirement age, as will McQuaig and Mason. All that remains will be all those grad students and former-baristas. Of course, they have to take a chance and run for reelection; they may never have it this good again.

The choice is now left up to Edmonton: do they want to be crushed in the overwhelming UCP tide that’s coming? Shut out of government for the next decade or so?
commented 2017-09-09 23:23:20 -0400
Socialism at work people. Hope all those who voted for the NDP are happy.
commented 2017-09-09 20:24:56 -0400
In her heart she knows that the only way the unemployment rate will improve and investment capital will flow back into Alberta is when she gets voted out. It’s been a disaster, I hope all you people who “accidently” voted her in realize what she’s done. Grasping at straws and fudging GDP, employment and economic growth numbers are the NDP way. She stands for nothing but her ideology, not common sense, not what the people of Alberta need, not with any thought to the dreams and goals of Albertans. She stands for taxes and “green fraud”, and Little Potato’s “globalist-socialism” dream, in which no one has anything, except the elite politicians lining their pockets. Wake up Albertans!!!
commented 2017-09-09 10:28:29 -0400
How she can even get in front of a microphone and lie her face off is very telling. She has no empathy or compassion, because she’s greedy and envious of the people who pay for her keep. I know she’ll get hers in the end, along with her fellow communist commrades.
commented 2017-09-09 00:43:27 -0400
I think that something bad is going to happen to these traitors.. When people are backed into corners and are put into to much unwarranted and awkward positions one off two things will happen , Fight or Flight ! I prefer to fight and so do a lot of other Albertans so get prepared all you socialist scum !!! SSS
commented 2017-09-08 22:17:20 -0400
Thanks SHEILA
Have a relaxing weekend
You guys are going to be crazy busy soon – this fall
20 – 20 , that’s when a lot more people are going to gain perfect sight, on what’s been going on in Alberta
I hope not all will have been plundered and ruined
commented 2017-09-08 19:16:32 -0400
Its what you get when you have a union goon run government every time .
commented 2017-09-08 18:36:08 -0400
That darned Edmonton-Calgary rivalry. If Calgary has more of something then Edmonton wants even more. Apparently this includes unemployment stats.
commented 2017-09-08 18:33:27 -0400
Is not the stat that 50% of new start-ups fail within the first year? And an equally high percentage of the survivors in the second? So about 12 000 of those new self employed jobs are ephemeral, and probably more because they are trying to start up in a bottomed out economy. But I do wish them luck, it takes great courage.

Regarding Baby Doc’s money extortion from small business. Does anybody want to bet against Notley legislating the same extortion at the provincial level? Her little math challenged and addled mind probably sees 20 400 new small business start ups as 20 400 wealthy families to be fleeced.
commented 2017-09-08 18:31:31 -0400
Notely and Trudeau don’t expect the public to question their math; ruinous government policies; and outright lies.
commented 2017-09-08 18:20:46 -0400
And wait until interest rates sky rocket. Interest rates on mortgages went as high as 24%, during PET’s reign of terror. We were lucky to have the interest relief plan under Peter Lougheed, capped at 12.5%, but Notley won’t be sending out any life preservers like that. We have to make sure that she is removed from office as soon as we get the chance, which likely won’t be until 2020, because she’s going to stay as long as she legally can.
commented 2017-09-08 18:01:09 -0400
Soon there will not be even “McJobs” as no one will have any money left to buy things. Necessities will take priority. Even those will be difficult. Ask the working poor in Ontario about Electricity rates!
commented 2017-09-08 17:59:31 -0400
Anyone who buys NDP BS is a moron.
commented 2017-09-08 17:48:26 -0400
Notley and junior are tag teaming to ensure the country never recovers. That’s what communists and globalists do.