Compared to one year ago, Alberta's unemployment rate was 6.7 per cent.
Employment increased by 55,900 in February, all full-time jobs, Statistics Canada said Friday in Ottawa, building on a 66,800 gain in January.
On Wednesday, the Bank of Canada acknowledged it was surprised by the extent of the weakness in last week's report.
On Thursday, Bank of Canada deputy governor Lynn Patterson said she expects economic growth - which has seen an abrupt deceleration in recent months - to build fresh momentum in the second half of the year, thanks in large part to the still-strong employment conditions and improving wages.
Caranci said the Bank of Canada will likely view the February numbers "as a positive sign and a bit of a relief".
Part-time job losses of 11,600 were offset by an increase of 67,400 full-time jobs. The economy added 46,200 services sector jobs, led by professional, scientific and technical services for the third time in four months, along with 9,500 goods producing jobs, led by gains in natural resources.
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"As you know, the report that's out today shows that the number of jobs in Alberta has actually increased modestly month-over-month, but we're continuing to attract workers from across the country to Alberta".
According to Statistics Canada, Canada's economy added almost 60,000 jobs this February, with the majority being in Ontario.
The average year-over-year wage growth of permanent employees - a figure closely watched by the central bank - was 2.2 percent in February, up from 1.8 percent in January. In particular, it focuses on a reading called "wage common", which incorporates payroll data from several sources, not just from the labour force survey.
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More people joined the labour force as participation grew to 62.1 per cent, up from 61.4 per cent the month before.
In just the past month, Quebec's unemployment rate dropped by 0.1%, along with Manitoba's by 0.2%, BC's by 0.2%, and Nova Scotia's by 0.5%.