According to Statistics Canada and the Alberta government, the unadjusted three-month moving average unemployment rate in October was 4.1 per cent, down from 4.8 per cent in September.
In a note to clients Friday morning, CIBC senior economist Royce Mendes wrote how the "fairly unremarkable near-consensus 11K gain" was a "surprise", given recent wild swings in data from the labour force survey this year.
Unemployment in the Lethbridge-Medicine Hat region has reached its lowest level since July 2017.
Despite this, B.C.'s unemployment rate as a province only fell 0.1% as a whole, from 4.2% to 4.1%.
Areas with increases were Banff-Jasper-Rocky Mountain House/Athabasca-Grande Prairie-Peace River (5.3 per cent, up from 5.2) and Camrose-Drumheller (5.9 per cent, up from 5.2).
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The central bank has raised interest rates five times in the last 15 months in response to a strengthening economy.
Experts have expected wage growth to strengthen in the tightened labour market _ but it has dropped every month since May when it was 3.94 per cent. It dropped to an all-time low of 4.7 per cent a month later in August.
Compared with 12 months earlier, national employment was up 1.1 per cent following the addition of 205,900 positions, including 173,000 full-time jobs.
While employment rose slightly in Saskatchewan, it was relatively steady in most other provinces.
The number of high-tech jobs slipped by 2,500 from September to October, for a new total of 36,900.