Unemployment Rate

The number of people who are unemployed as a percentage of the active labour force (i.e. employed and unemployed). For this indicator seasonally adjusted estimates are shown.

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TREND: INC DEC NO CHG POS NEG
Unemployment Rate (%)
TREND: INC DEC NO CHG POS NEG

Analysis

PUBLISHED - Jun 12, 2017

In May 2017 Alberta's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.8%, down from the 8.0% rate that was registered a year earlier and down from last month's rate of 7.9%. The unemployment rate dropped as a result of people finding employment over the last year (40,700) at a faster rate than people entering the labour force (39,300). The national unemployment rate was 6.6% in May, down from last May's rate of 6.9%.