Employment

The number of people who worked for pay or profit, performed unpaid domestic work, or had a job but were not able to work due to legitimate absence. For this indicator seasonally adjusted estimates are shown.

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Analysis

PUBLISHED - May 5, 2017

Total employment in Alberta was nearly unchanged between March and April 2017, losing 300 jobs during that period. Since reaching an employment low in July 2016, Alberta has gained 39,300 jobs. On a year-over-year basis, employment grew by 17,400 or 0.8% in April. Over the same period, Canada's employment increased by 1.5% or by 275,500 jobs. Part-time employment increased 5.0% in Alberta while full time employment decreased 0.1% on a year-over-year basis.