"Family-supporting jobs in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors also made a strong comeback in August, with more than 6,000 people finding work in each of those sectors", said Mungall, in a statement.
Across the country, employment rose by 246,000 in August and the labour force increased by 109,000 people. That's down from 10.5 per cent in July. The national jobless rate is now 10.2 per cent, down 0.7 percentage points from the month prior.
Retailers added 2,700 from July to August for a total of 89,000. Employment for core-age women is at 95.6 per cent of pre-pandemic levels, StatsCan said, while employment among core-age men is at 96.6 per cent of its February level.More news: Grizzlies' Morant scoops NBA Rookie of Year award
Alberta's unemployment rate dropped a full percentage point in August according to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada, but that number does not necessarily show a rebound, as the employment rate remained mostly unchanged.
"We've got a long way to go to before we make up the deep losses that we saw in March and April", he added.
In April, at the height of the COVID-19 economic shutdown, 3.4 million Canadians who worked their usual hours had adjusted to public health restrictions by beginning to work from home. Nationwide, the rate was 10.2 per cent, down from 10.9.More news: Sophie Hermann is reportedly 'romantically linked' to Johnny Depp
The number of those working at locations besides their home took a leap upwards at nearly 400,000 as well.
Analysts noted that there would challenges ahead for employment to fully return to pre-pandemic levels, particularly if there is a second wave of COVID-19 in the fall or winter.More news: Rhea Chakraborty gets NCB summons in drug case