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Creation of about 20,000 full-time jobs had resulted in the decrease of unemployment rate in Alberta from 9 percent last November to 8.4 percent in March, Statistics Canada reported.
"Employment in the province has been on an upward trend since the autumn of 2016, following a strong downward trend which began in 2015," Statistics Canada said in a release.
The addition of 20,000 workers last month was a significant increase for Alberta considering about 43,000 jobs were slashed from December 2014 to April 2016, according to Statistics Canada figures.
Calgary's unemployment rate dropped from 10.2 percent in November to 9.3 percent in March, the highest decrease of all major Canadian cities.
On the other hand, unemployment rate for Edmonton had risen from 6.9 percent in November 2016 to 8.4 percent in March, Statistics Canada figures revealed.
Canada's unemployment rate, on the whole, was slightly better in March from 6.6 percent to 6.7 percent, due to more people looking for work.
Statistics Canada further reported that employment across Canada grew by 19,400 jobs in March, an increase of 0.1 percent, according to Statistics Canada.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)