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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Employment (thousand)

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Analysis

PUBLISHED - Jan 5, 2018

Total employment in Alberta increased by 26,300 jobs between November and December 2017. On a year-over-year basis, employment grew by 54,900 jobs, or 2.4% in December. Over the same period, Canada's employment increased by 2.3% or by 422,500 jobs. With over 2.3 million jobs in Alberta, this is the highest level of employment ever recorded in the province. Full-time employment increased 2.5% in Alberta while part-time employment increased 2.2% on a year-over-year basis.