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Calgary population grows by almost two per cent

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Even as Calgary’s unemployment rate remains high, the city continues to experience strong population growth.

Stats Canada says between July 2019 and 2020, it grew by just under two per cent–one of the largest increases in the country and ahead of the national average.

It estimates Calgary is now a city of more than 1.5 million people.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi responded on Twitter, writing Calgary is one of the best places to live.